Animal Bites

Dog Bites

  • No antibiotics necessary – bites are shallow
    • No antibiotics necessary unless signs of systemic or local infection
    • Tx: Augmentin (amoxicillin/claulanate)
  • Pregnant patient
    • Tdap at any point during the pregnancy
    • Per CDC: “Pregnant women should receive Tdap anytime during pregnancy if it is indicated (e.g., wound care, during a community pertussis outbreak).” Just don’t then repeat it again during that same pregnancy.

Cat Bites

  • Antibiotics required due to deep nature of bite
  • Tx: Augmentin

Sources

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