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Treat small animal bites

Animal bites can be scary. But with these tips, you can really bite back.

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    Wash and cover

    After applying pressure to stop the bleeding, gently wash the wound with soap and water, apply an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandage.


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    Visit your doctor

    If you were bitten by an animal, wild or domestic, you should see your doctor as soon as you can. Wether you were bitten by a child or an animal or the bleeding doesn’t stop, or there are signs of redness and fever, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Sources: Mayoclinic.com and Webmd.com. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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