Animal Bites (cont.)
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Animal Bites Follow-up
When the patient is discharged from the emergency department or leaves the doctor's office, they should receive instructions on how to care for the bite wound.
Most doctors will recommend a reevaluation of bites in 48 hours to look for infection.
If the wound was sutured (stitches), the doctor will tell the patient when the stitches will need to be removed.
Scott D Fell, DO, FAAEM
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