After a dog bite, most people do not know what to do. But knowing and doing the right thing after a dog bite can really be life saving for you. After you experience a dog bite, follow these steps to greatly reduce your risk of getting infected with rabies.
1. Wash the affected area with soap under running water for 10 minutes. This is according to the a world health organisation. When there is no tap, get a bowl of water and let someone pour on you while you wash with the soap.
2. Wash the area with 70% alcohol /ethanol, or you can use povidine iodine. (Do not apply anything else on it. )
3. Immediately seek care in a health facility.
Follow these 3 steps and protect yourself.