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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: dog bites
|4her05 - Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:54 pm||
i have a 4 year old daughter she was just treated a few weeks ago for a staph infection,she over that now,but today she was bitten by my nieghbors dog,he has had his shots, is she more prone to get another staph infection or what should i do
|Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:44 pm||
Skin is a natural barrier against infection but when the skin is broken as with a bite, the staph infection can take hold. I would not expect her to be more susceptible at all from here on out once the bite wound has healed.
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