Skin wounds, including animal or human bites, need thorough cleaning to reduce the risk of infection and scarring and to promote healthy healing. In most cases, you can treat your skin wound at home with over the counter first aid products. If the wound is bleeding, try to stop the bleeding then clean the wound and then bandage the wound.
When one gets a wound, it is important to asses how deep and critical that wound is. If you are uncertain, go straight to a doctor, emergency room or call 911.
Wounds can leave a scar if not treated correctly and timely. If you have a wound that looks infected or needs treatment, Call Us! One of our Dermatology Specialists will look at your wound, diagnose how serious it is and begin treatment of the wound in order to reduce infection, scaring and a more serious outcome.