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Dog Bite Herbs

Many a people feel fear and afraid from dogs and other similar species animals. They fear of being bitten by dog which sometimes causes severe ailments as well.

How to take care of bite from dog?

If necessary, call your doctor. Wash the wound gently with soap and water. Apply pressure with a clean towel to the injured part to stop the bleeding. Apply a sterile bandage to the wound. Keep the injury elevated above the level of the heart to slow swelling and prevent infection.

Report the incident to the proper authority in your community (for example, animal control office or police). Apply antibiotic ointment to the area 2 times every day until it heals.

Dogs can play an important role in family life. As the canine population grows, so does the need for guidance to prevent dog bites. Prevention can begin with information from primary care professionals and veterinarians. Because a large percentage of dog bite victims are younger than 14 years, it is appropriate to begin prevention education with children and parents.

Herbal treatment of Dog Bite

Echinacea, goldenseal, pau d'arco, and red clover, taken in tea form, are good for dog bites. Goldenseal extract can also be applied directly on the affected area. This is a natural antibiotic that helps to fight infection.

Devil's Horsewhip - The plant is highly esteemed by traditional healers and used in treatment of dog bite,
dysentery, ear complications, headache, etc. This is one of the effective herbal remedies for bog bite.

Goldenseal - Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use it during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only undwer supervision.

Garlic - Acts as a natural antibiotic.

Wash the dog bite thoroughly with warm water and soap for more then 5 minutes to remove the saliva rinse with cold water and place a gauze on it.


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