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  • 10 Tips for Treating Insect Bites
    When treating insect bites, you want to stay calm and rational, even if you are dealing with a hysterical child or a person responding with a serious allergic reaction.

  • Animal Bites
    Domestic pets cause most animal bites. Dogs are more likely to bite than cats. Cat bites, however, are more likely to cause infection. Bites from nonimmunized domestic animals and wild animals carry the risk of rabies.

  • First Aid Animal and Insect Bites
    First aid care for animal bites includes washing the wound well with soap and water, if there is no heavy bleeding. Then cover the wound and seek professional attention. A serious wound should be cleaned only by trained medical personnel...

  • First Aid for Bites and Stings
    Animals and insects do not usually attack unless injured or provoked. Many bites and stings can be prevented by using common sense. For example, take sensible precautions before attempting to rescue a casualty from an angry dog or a swarm of bees. Call help or contact the emergency service, if needed.

  • First Aid For Insect Bites
    Symptoms and First Aid for Bites and Stings

  • First Aid For Minor Snake Bites
    Call for emergency assistance immediately if someone has been bitten by a snake. Responding quickly in this type of emergency is crucial. While waiting for emergency assistance do the following: Wash the bite with soap and water. Immobilize the bitten area and keep it lower than the heart. Cover the area with a clean, cool compress or a moist dressing to minimize swelling and discomfort. Monitor vital signs.

  • First Aid - Human Bites
    Human bites can often be as or more dangerous than animal bites because of the types of bacteria and viruses contained in the human mouth.


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