Bites – Human / Animal

Micro-organism

Human - Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Oral anaerobes  

Animal – Pasteurella multocida

Duration

7 days

Notes
  • Consider the necessity for surgical intervention, tetanus prophylaxis and topical cleaning
  • Send blood and swabs for culture
Human or Animal Bites - First line

 Oral Co-amoxiclav 625mg 8 hourly

Human or Animal Bites - Penicillin Allergy

Oral Doxycycline 100mg 12 hourly

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Oral Metronidazole 400mg 8 hourly