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Pity the 2-year-old boy who was bitten by the neighbor’s dog

Recently, on March 24, 115 Hung Vuong Emergency Center received a 2-year-old boy who was hospitalized due to being bitten by a neighbor’s dog.

At the time of admission, the patient was in a state of pain and panic with complicated facial injuries: 1 wound on the right side of the nose that penetrated the nostrils, and 1 wound on the upper lip that penetrated the vestibule of the upper lip.

The medical staff immediately injected tetanus antitoxin serum, performed the necessary paraclinical tests and reassured the boy, then quickly performed emergency surgery to treat the facial injury.

A 2-year-old boy has a wound on his face due to being bitten by a neighbor's dog - Photo 1.

The boy was bitten by the neighbor’s dog (Hospital photo)

According to the doctor who directly operated on the pediatric patient: Currently, the child’s health is stable, the face wound has little fluid absorbed by the bandage. The right alar wound is a rather complicated wound, requiring 3 layers of sutures: the alar cartilage layer, the nasal mucosa and the alar skin.

Doctors warn that recently, the Hung Vuong health system has continuously treated children who were attacked by dogs. The serious injuries were mainly to the baby’s head, face and hands.

Besides, these events also leave mental scars on the children, haunting them for a long time. Parents need to pay special attention to and keep children safe when interacting with dogs and cats… 20220326224544039.chn

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