Rational management of treatment of dog bites. What does this answer? Do we need prophylactic antibiotics? No we don’t most of the time. Can we close dog bite wounds? Yes. But what about prophylactic antibiotics for sutured dog bite wounds? Ah well that’s another question. but probably again no unless high risk of infection.
An evidence based summary of the emergency medicine management of dog bites. Should you suture a dog bite? Should you use prophylactic antibiotics?