A person bitten by a dog often can treat the bite at home but should seek medical care if the dog is unknown and if the bite is deep, seems infected or continues bleeding, according to WebMD. Report a bite from an unknow... More »

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Although the specific consequences may vary depending on local laws, generally the owner of a dog that bites another dog can be held financially responsible for any veterinary bills caused by the attack. In some jurisdic... More »

Characteristics of dog bites include pain near the bite site and visible teeth marks on the skin, explains The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts. Dog bites can also cause the skin to tear or bleed. An individual who h... More »

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Red fire ant bites are typically red and appear similar to hives, according to WebMD. Due to the sting, the bites itch and burn. Some bites can fill with pus and become painful to the touch. More »

If you receive a dog bite, first treat the wound with basic first aid, and then seek professional medical attention, according to WebMD. If the wound is actively bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth, and ke... More »

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Most bites from disease-carrying ticks are known to cause fever and other symptoms, including headaches, queasiness, retching and muscular pains, states WebMD. These flu-like symptoms may manifest a day or 3 weeks after ... More »

Bedbug bites are normally arranged in a cluster or line and appear red in color. Often a darker red spot is in the middle of the bite. Normally bedbug bites occur on the face and neck area as well as the arms and hands, ... More »

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