Which medications are used in the treatment of animal bites?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • The routine use of antibiotics for all bite wounds has not been established.

  • Often, persons treated on an outpatient basis are given an oral antibiotic, especially with puncture wounds or wounds that require debridement and suturing.

  • Patients who are admitted and patients who are septic require intravenous antibiotics. Analgesics are prescribed as necessary.

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