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Tips for dog bites

The case of bitten dogs can be severe every summer, whether it be dog-friendly or pet-friendly. The case of rabies usually increases each summer because animals are becoming more temperate during this time. Rabies is one of the most harmful viral diseases affecting the human central nervous system. It spreads to people through bites, stings, and saliva that are infected.

When a dog bites a human, the rabies in its saliva enter the human body. Symptoms of rabies are numbness in the area of the wound, loss of function, salivation and constipation. When a rabies patient is infected, wait another 3-8 weeks before the symptoms develop.

What to do when bitten by a dog or cat:
1.)Soak the wound with soap and water for 10 minutes.
2.)App povidine iodine to the wound. Do not apply ointment or cover tight wounds. Let us get out the saliva of the animal that is probably caused by rabies.
3.)Note: Do not apply garlic, vinegar, whey, or soy sauce. It does not cure and may cause tetanus.
4.)Take the patient to the hospital or animal bite center immediately.
 5.)Catch the dog and observe it for 10 days. When the dog shows signs of rabies barking and disappearing, take it to the animal bite center for examination of the animal's brain.

Tips for preventing rabies:
* Protect your pet dogs.
* Don't let the dog loose and tie it.
* Don't let children play with your dog.
* Do not disturb animals while they are eating, sleeping or newborn dogs.
* When you have a sore on the body, do not let the dog bite your wound and you may be infected with the rabies virus. If you are allergic to animals and have no skin lesions, they are safe and do not need to be vaccinated. But when bitten by an animal and is infected, it needs a rabies vaccine.

Observe the dog for 10 days. If nothing happens to the animal, it means that it has no rabies and the patient is safe.

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