A dog bite poses the risk of an infection, especially with rabies or tetanus. Household dogs are usually immunised against rabies, so the risk is small. Children under the age of 5 are most at risk of a dog bite. Dog bites can be minor (i.e. graze) or they can be more serious and life threatening.
Symptoms: pain, bleeding and possible inflammation.
Who to consult: It is important to contact your GP or the nearest hospital immediately if you have had a serious dog bite. Other practitioners of help are: herbalist, pharmacist, physiotherapist, podiatrist.