How to Treat Leptospirosis?


Medical Treatment:
Do the following things yourself:
  • Cover with waterproof plasters any cuts and grazes
  • Shower as soon as possible if you have been in potentially infected water
  • Check your dog is vaccinated against leptospirosis
  • Do not use your bare hands to touch dead animals
  • Avoid drink water from unboiled places such as rivers, canals or lakes
  • If you have a high temperature, or feel hot and shivery, or headache, or red eyes, you should see your GP
  • GP may suggest antibiotic tablets treat the infection
  • Complete recovery in a few days or weeks
  • To finish the antibiotics course, even if you feeling better
  • Take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • Need to be treated in hospital for more serious infection

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