Anytime a resident of the state of Connecticut is bitten by a dog, the ensuing injury, no matter the degree, is likely to generate a few worries concerning the victim’s health. Regardless of the seriousness of the attack or the size of the dog, there are a few steps that bite victims need to take in order to make sure that the injury does not last any longer than necessary and that it has as small of an impact as possible on the victim’s overall well-being.
There are plenty of online resources that explain how to treat dog bites in the event that you should be attacked. They go over a few key pieces of vital information pertaining to the disposition of the dog, and inquiring to the owner about whether or not the dog is up to date on his or her shots. Regrettably, if the dog that bit you has not had its vaccines properly maintained, it may very well increase your chances of experiencing additional complications. In addition to this, if the dog is not able to be shown to not have rabies, seen mostly in cases of stray dogs, then a test for rabies will have to be conducted on the dog in question. You will probably be required to get tested and also administered a series of rabies vaccinations.
First Aid Treatment of a Bite
There are several actions that need to be taken for first aid treatment of bite wounds. These are able to be done prior to going to the doctor or emergency room. These steps include thoroughly washing out your bite wound with warm water and soap. Pressure might need to be applied if the wound is bleeding heavily and needs to be stopped. Antibiotic cream may be put on the wound to lessen your risk of infection. After all of this has been done, you will need to dress your bite wound in sterile bandages.
Seek Medical Attention
No matter how minor or serious your injury appears, it is strongly recommended you go see your doctor and have your injury examined and treated if necessary. Keeping these medical records will also help should you decide to solicit for financial damages for your dog bite injuries.
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