Our second Urgent Care at Christmas discussion is inspired by the 2003 modern classic Elf.  To talk about a cold versus warm Christmas, demonstrate his Jimmy Stewart impression and discuss Raccoon bites, we are joined by Urgent Care Physician and Wilderness Medicine expert Dr Dinesh Deonarain.

This site is a good summary of NICE guidelines on animal bites and stings.  It is intended for UK health professionals but most is relevant to NZ.  


For a more NZ based article, here is a Dermnet piece https://dermnetnz.org/topics/animal-bite

And it is always worth checking the latest BPAC antibiotic guidelines  https://bpac.org.nz/antibiotics/guide.aspx#bites

If you have never watched Elf, do yourself and favour and check it out as soon as possible – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319343/





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