Animal Bites are usually not life-threatening, yet in the event of infection or rabies they can pose a serious risk.
In the event that a creature bites you or your kid, follow these rules:
- Don’t Risk Rabies. If the animal is one of these listed as a rabies risk and it breaks the skin, seek medical help immediately. Rabies can be fatal.
Household pets usually cause most bitesDomestic mammals can also get rabies. Cats, cattle, and dogs are the most frequently reported rabid domestic animals in the United States. You should seek medical evaluation for any animal bite you’re unsure of.
2. Clean Every Wound. In the event that the bite scarcely breaks the skin and there’s no risk of rabies, regard it as a minor injury. Wash the injury with cleanser and water. Apply an anti-infection cream to counteract contamination and cover the bite with a spotless wrap. Summit Urgent Care treats Lacerations as well.
Don’t Risk Infection. In the event that you see indications of disease, for example, swelling, redness, expanded torment or overflowing, come see us quickly.
3. Stay Vaccinated. We suggest getting a tetanus injection at regular intervals. On the off chance that your last one was over five years back and your injury is contaminated or filthy, visit us for quickly to assess the problem. We also offer Tetanus vaccines.
When you need to see a doctor NOW for animal bites or other injuries, Summit Urgent Care is convenient and available without an appointment, 7 days a week. 365 Days a Year! We have locations in East Point, Newnan, and Fayetteville, GA. Servicing the nearby cities of Sharpsburg, Peachtree City, College Park. Every member of our team, from board-certified doctors has the same patient focus and is dedicated to delivering the best possible care.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Your services were great! Coming straight from the airport with breathing problems and bites all over me, I was quite uncomfortable. From the front desk to the provider, each person had a calming spirit. Even the instructions give were very direct concerning the asthma, yet welcoming. Thank you for being in business. Thank you for your service!
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff and the facilities at the East Point location. I would definitely recommend this urgent care provider.
“It’s such a pleasure knowing that this office is available when I need them. Every time I’ve been here the service has been excellent and quick. I really appreciate the service and care from everyone at office.”
“It was a great first-time experience at an Urgent Care from beginning to end. I was pleasantly surprised and appreciate the warmness and professionalism of the entire staff.”
“Summit Urgent Care is the best thing that has happened to healthcare in a long time. It is like visiting a family doctor with the convenience and hours of emergency care. It is also as affordable as a family doctor if you don’t have insurance. Very clean and short wait times.”