FIRST AID tips: Animal Bites
whether human or animal,
can easily become infected
If your skin is punctured, apply pressure until the bleeding has stopped.
Clean gently and thoroughly with warm water and soap, then rinse for several minutes.
Apply an antibiotic cream or ointment, then cover with a bandage.
See a doctor
If you see signs of redness, swelling, oozing or fever.
If bleeding does not stop after about 10 minutes.
If the animal was wild, a stray, or you’re unsure of rabies status. If you know the animal, ask the owner if the animal’s rabies shots are up to date.
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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