Nowadays, dog bites are much common and can happen to anyone. No matter how small or severe the bite is, it is essential to treat it right at the time to avoid any fatal infection. One can also make use of some home remedies to speed up the healing of the wound.
The foremost thing that you should consider is washing the wounded area with soap and water then immediately rush to the doctor to get anti-rabies and anti-tetanus vaccinations. It will keep any fatal disease away from you.
Once you are immunized then you should consider using some home remedies to speed up the healing process:
Neem leaves & Aloe Vera
Since ages, people have been using neem leaves to treat various cuts & wounds as it has antiseptic properties which help in speeding up the healing of the wound. All you need to do is take 10-15 drops of neem oil and mix it with 2-4 tablespoon of aloe vera, then apply the solutions over to wound. Neem helps in healing the wound, and aloe vera help in providing a cooling effect on it.
Garlic also contains antibacterial properties in it which help in resisting the bacteria build-up in the wound. In case of dog bites, one should use apply some garlic over it as its anti-bacterial property helps in healing the dog-bite wound.
Enriched with anti-inflammatory properties, manuka honey helps in preventing bacterial infection. In case of a dog bite, all you need to do is apply the honey on the affected area and let it be there for a couple of hours. You need to apply it twice a day for a week.
Asafetida power has antibiotic properties present in it which help in preventing infections and it also works as an anticoagulant which helps in preventing blood clots. All you need to do is sprinkle some asafetida powder over the wound then cover it.
Mustard essential oil
The mustard essential oil acts as an antibacterial agent which helps in preventing the risk of infection. Also, there is no side effect of applying mustard oil over the wound so you can apply it without having second thoughts. Just take a few drops of mustard oil and apply it over the wounded area then cover it with a clean cloth.
Another effective remedy for dog bites is applying grounded cumin. It helps in fighting off the bacteria and also speeds up the healing process. All you need to do is take some cumin seeds & water to make a paste then apply it over the wounded area.
So, these are a few home remedies to treat dog bites, however, these remedies should be used if you have a minor wound. In case of severe dog bites, one should visit the doctor immediately.