First Aid for Animal Bites

First Aid is the temporary help given to an injured or a sick person before professional medical treatment can be provided. This timely assistance, comprising of simple medical techniques, is most critical to the victims and is, often, life saving. Any layperson can be trained to administer first aid, which can be carried out using minimal equipments.

First Aid for dog / pet or insect bites:

Symptoms

  • Skin break
  • Bruise / puncture
  • Cuts
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling and redness of the area
  • Oozing of fluid

First Aid Treatment

  • Calm the affected person
  • Wash hands before attending to wound
  • Wash wound with soap & running water
  1. Apply antibiotic ointment
  2. Dress using sterile bandage

After first aid, medical treatment must be sought quickly

  • Suturing may be required
  • Tetanus booster / antibiotics required
  • Treatment depends on type / location of wound

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