Primeros auxilios en caso de mordeduras de animales - Serie

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Procedimiento, parte 1

Para el tratamiento de una mordedura menor, primero se deben lavar las manos muy bien con jabón para evitar la infección. Si la mordedura no está sangrando en forma grave, se debe lavar la herida completamente con jabón suave y agua potable durante 3 a 5 minutos y luego cubrirla con un ungüento antibiótico y un apósito limpio. Después del tratamiento, se deben lavar las manos nuevamente.

Procedimiento, parte 1

Procedimiento, parte 2

Si la mordedura está sangrando en forma copiosa, se debe aplicar presión directa con un trozo de tela limpio y seco hasta que el sangrado se detenga. Se debe elevar el área de la mordedura y si ésta se presenta en la mano o los dedos, se debe llamar al médico de inmediato. En las siguientes 24 a 48 horas, se debe observar la mordedura para buscar signos de infección (aumento del enrojecimiento de la piel, inflamación o dolor). Si la mordedura resulta infectada, se debe llamar al médico o llevar a la persona a un centro de urgencias.

Procedimiento, parte 2

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/08/2012
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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