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    • Animal bite treatment tips from Nexcare™

      Animal bites are never fun, and usually scary. Even bites your kids get at school can be hard to recover from. But with these tips, you can really bite back:

      Wash and cover.

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

      Visit your doctor.

      • If you were bit by an animal, wild or domestic, it’s good to follow up with your doctor as soon as you can. If you were bit by a child or an animal and the bleeding doesn’t stop, there are signs of redness and fever, you may want to 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.