Thorough irrigation is important.
Antibiotic prophylaxis is advised.
Assess risk of tetanus, rabies, blood borne viruses e.g., HIV, hepatitis B/C.
Always give prophylaxis
Give prophylaxis if: puncture wound; bite to hand, foot, face, joint, tendon, or ligament; immunocompromised; cirrhotic; asplenic; or presence of prosthetic valve/joint
(not suitable for those under 12 years - contact microbiology for advice on alternative options)
100mg 2 x daily
For 7 days - review all bites at 24 and 48 hours as not all pathogens are covered.