First Aid If Bitten by Pets

Pets such as dogs, cats or rabbits are relatively friendly to people who pet them. But sometimes pets can also bite. Dogs are more likely to bite than cats. However, cat bites are more likely to cause infection.

Any of various diseases that are transmitted through the bite of many animals. So that if there are people around us who has bitten bt animal, at least we should be able to do something to deal with the condition.

First aid needs to be done if there is an animal bite include:

The bite in the form of minor injuries without the possibility of rabies

1. Wash the wound with soap and water.

2. Apply an antibiotic cream to prevent infection.

3. Cover the wound with a clean bandage.

If the wound is deep:

1. If the cause wounds in the skin or skin badly torn and bleeding, press the wound with a clean, dry cloth to stop the bleeding

2. After the first act to stop the bleeding, then immediately contact the nearest hospital or doctor.

Bites that cause wound infections
If you notice any signs of infection such as swelling, pain, redness immediately contact your doctor or nearest hospital.

Bite wounds with suspected rabies
If the suspect is caused by animal bites that may carry the rabies virus, immediately wash the wound with flowing water mixed with soap or detergent. Immediately contact your doctor or nearest hospital.


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