So there you are, enjoying a nice summer day with your family in Milwaukee. On this nice summer afternoon, many people have brought their families, friends, and dogs to the park with them. As you peacefully enjoy the bonding time, you suddenly hear barking and growling. Before you know it, a dog is attacking you.
This scenario is an unfortunate one that many people find themselves in. Wisconsin dog bite victims must be very careful as wounds can quickly become infected. An infected dog bite can cause long-term damage and even death.
In order to prevent a dog bite wound from becoming infected, it is important to keep the wound sterilized after it is cleaned. To do this you should:
- Use an antiseptic. After you have properly stopped any bleeding and cleaned the wound, you will want to us an antiseptic or skin disinfectant spray or cream. This will aid in the killing of bacteria that may be still in the wound.
- Apply an antibiotic. To keep bacteria from lingering and causing infection, the wound should be treated with an antibiotic ointment. These ointments will aid the body in fighting off infections.
- Cover the wound. Once the antiseptic and antibiotic have been used, the wound should be covered. To do so, use a strip bandage or gauze. The bandages should be changed twice a day until the wound is closed.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, it is important that you understand your legal options. To discuss the legal actions you can take to recover damages, contact a Milwaukee dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation and for a fast download of our dog bite brochure.