How To Treat Bites To The Skin

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Overview Of Animal And Dog Bites

  • Household pets are known to cause more bites than other animals.
  • Dogs are more prone to bite, whereas cats are calmer.
  • There is the danger of rabies with pets who haven’t been immunized, stray animals or animals in the wild.
  • Foxes, bats, raccoon’s, and skunks all carry rabies.

Symptoms Of Animal And Dog Bites

Household pets are known to cause more bites than other animals
Household pets are known to cause more bites than other animals
  • There is a break in the skin from the teeth marks.
  • Discoloration and puncture wounds are visible.
  • Cuts can appear on the skin.
  • Blood loss is expected in some cases.
  • Inflammation and redness of the bitten area.
  • There may be a discharge of fluid.

Treatment Animal And Dog Bites

  • Make sure that the affected individual is as calm as possible.
  • Always clean your hands carefully before handling any wound.
  • Rinse the wound with some soap and lukewarm water.
  • Place some antibiotic lotion on the bitten area.
  • Dress the wound using a disinfected bandage.
  • After providing basic first aid, medical help must attend to the wound as soon as possible.
  • The wound might need to be stitched if it is deep.
  • Antibiotics might be required or a tetanus injection.
  • Treatment is based on the type of wound and where it is located.

Prevention Animal And Dog Bites

  • Try not to keep wild creatures as pets.
  • Select a pet that is sociable with kids.
  • Train your pets obedience and to listen to commands.
  • Make sure you vaccinate your pet.
  • When kids are around, make sure you supervise any pets that are nearby.
  • Never leave infants alone with any pets.

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