Medical advice and treatment are necessary!

Bite wounds range from superficial scratches to severe injuries with tissue loss, sometimes even compromising the underlying bone. In addition, there is a serious risk of pathogens entering the wound with the saliva. Follow the treatment steps below, which are based on NHS recommendations:

Graphical representation of hand washing as a wound treatment step in the Leukoplast wound care advisor.

1. Wash your hands:

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
Graphical representation of a running tap to illustrate the rinsing of the wound as a wound treatment step in the Leukoplast wound care advisor.

2. Rinse the wound:

“Clean the wound immediately by running warm tap water over it for a couple of minutes.” 1
Graphical representation of a wound with two large blood drops to illustrate bleeding.

3. Let the wound bleed:

“Encourage the wound to bleed slightly by gently squeezing it, unless it's already bleeding freely.” 1
Graphic representation of a hand absorbing fluid with a cloth to illustrate drying of the wound as a wound treatment step.

4. Dry the skin:

Rinse the wound again and pat the area dry with a clean towel.
Graphic representation of a hand applying a wound dressing to another wrist to symbolize covering the wound as a treatment step.

5. Cover the wound:

Use a sterile, non-stick dressing or bandage to avoid further trauma on removal.
Graphical representation of a medical practitioner with a stethoscope over the shoulders to symbolize visiting a doctor as a recommended step in wound care.

6. Seek medical advice as soon as possible:

Bites can be painful. Ask your physician for pain killers while the wound heals.

See a medical expert

Many common wounds can be dealt with at home. But with bite wounds, professional treatment is strongly advisable!

Pictogram showing a medical expert.

Expert wound care for bites

Leukomed® T

Sterile dressing for superficial and surgical wounds, and for fixing dressings.