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Dog Bites

Dog Bites: Animal bite infections develop in humans when an animal's teeth breaks the skin and saliva containing disease organisms get below the skin surface. The saliva of dogs is known to contain a wide variety of bacteria. The consequences of infection from dog bites range from discomfort to life-threatening complications.

Signs that a bite has become infected include:
  •     redness and swelling around the wound
  •     the wound becoming more painful
  •     fluid or pus leaking from the wound
  •     a high temperature or flu-like symptoms if bacteria enter the bloodstream
If the wound from an animal bite is small, you can clean it yourself using tap water before seeking medical advice. 
If the wound is bleeding heavily, put a clean pad or sterile dressing over it and apply pressure. Large, deep or dirty wounds should be assessed and treated at your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

Always seek professional medical attention if bitten by a dog or human, unless the wound is very minor and you are confident it doesn't need medical attention.

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