Read about what to do if you've been bitten by an animal or person, what treatment you may need, and how to reduce your chances of being bitten.
If you've been bitten by an animal or another person: clean the wound immediately by running warm tap water over it for a couple of minutes it's a good idea to do this even if the skin doesn't appea
If the bite has broken the skin, you should seek immediate medical attention after cleaning the wound. Don't delay seeking help until symptoms of infection appear. Minor bites can be treatedatyour G
Symptoms that suggest a wound has become infected include: redness and swelling around the wound the wound feels warm and increasingly painful liquid or pus leaks from the wound a fever of 38C (1
Although you may be more worriedabout bites fromwild and stray animals, any animal has the potential to bite. Many bites are actually caused by a person's own pet or an animal belonging to a friend o
Most animal bites are caused by dogs. The advice below may help reduce the chances of being bitten: never leave a young child unsupervised with a dog regardless of what type of dog it isand its prev