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Don’t Panic! Do These 7 Things If Bitten By Dog

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Do you know that rabies is grossly under-reported in Nigeria with only 998 human and 273 dog-suspected rabies cases reported across the country between 2017 and 2022?>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

In this article, TRIBUNE ONLINE highlights seven (7) first-aid steps that can help prevent the fatal outcomes of dog bite.

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1. Clean the bite wound with soap and water.

2. Gently pat it dry.

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3. If it is bleeding, apply pressure on to it to stop the bleeding.

4. Put a sterile bandage over the wound.

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5. Consult a doctor immediately to understand the need of post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies.

6. Alleviate the wounded region to a level higher than the heart. This helps in slowing down the swelling and prevents infection.

7. Apply antibiotics as prescribed.>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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