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Question by  tinsel2 (14)

What should I do for a dog bite on my daughters tongue?

My daughter was playing with the neighbors dog and somehow she managed to get bitten on her tounge, should we go to the dentist or doctor?


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

You should take your daughter to the nearest emergency room for treatment. Bites are serious and the dog officer should be called to make sure it does not have rabies.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Go see a doctor. Depending on the severity of the wound, stitches may be required. Further, at a minimum, your daughter is going to get an antibiotic prescription. Depending on the exact circumstances of your neighbor's dog's vaccination history, your daughter may also require a shot for rabies or tetanus. Those are handled by MDs not dentists.


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

You should go to the ER immediately. Dogs have a lot of bacteria in their mouths that could potentially harmful. Tongue wounds also bleed a lot and she could die. Don't wait to take her to an appointment, just go to the ER. It's very foolish of you to wait. What on earth could a dentist do for her!?


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

For a dog bite one should go to their physician. Make sure you have the animal's immunization details when you go.

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