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Three Types of Antibiotics to Treat Milwaukee Dog Bite Infections

When a man’s best friend turns and becomes vicious, the result can be devastating.

Most of us think of dogs as gentle, loving household pets. We forget they are animals. Sometimes the animal instinct comes out and the dog attacks an innocent person. Flesh is torn and muscles ripped through, leaving a bloody mess behind.

Although there are many problems resulting from a dog bite, one major concern is the risk of infection. Although only 20 percent of victims’ wounds become infected, they can cause the body to become very sick and may even cause the victim to die.

Fortunately there are antibiotics that will help fight of the infection. This is the most common treatment for infected dog bites in Milwaukee. Three of the most used types of antibiotics are:

  • Amoxicillin. This is the most frequently prescribed oral antibiotic for victims of dog bites. The treatment is generally prescribed for seven to fourteen days.
  • Penicillin. Penicillin is prescribed not only to treat an infected dog bite but to prevent an infection from developing as well. This is one of the strongest antibiotics prescribed. Like Amoxicillin, it is an oral antibiotic.
  • Doxycycline. Doxycycline is an oral antibiotic that is used to treat infections set on by dog bites. This type of antibiotic is generally used for people who are allergic or sensitive to penicillin-based antibiotics.

Even though dog bites infections are not as common as one might think, it is important to now that complications can arise. Milwaukee dog bite victims should seek medical treatment immediately if they suspect they may have an infection.

If you have been the victim of a dog attack, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced Wisconsin dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham to discuss your legal options. Call 800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation. At the same time, ask for a FREE copy of our client brochure on dog bites, and we send it to you with our compliments.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham