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You would be surprised on how common these tend to happen especially with animals (Dogs most commonly). Please seek help if there has been any break in the skin as it could be infected thus needing further medical assistance.

Presentation

Pretty straight forward, bite marks are noticeable.

Self-help tips

Please clean the wound as soon as possible and run warm tap water over it for a few minutes.

Clean the areas affected and remove any debris from the site, encourage the wound to bleed by gently squeezing.

Put clean dressing over it to cover after all the above.

Treatment

Self-help tips should hence with the initial management.

Pain medications like paracetamol or ibuprofen if in pain.

Antibiotics could be needed in a few cases and would need to be discussed with a doctor

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If you have any bite especially if it is bleeding, it might be worth ensuring you get a review to consider antibiotics.