Conditions + Treatments

Bites and Scratches in Children

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Overview

Whether your child is bitten by a family pet or an animal in the wild, the scratches and bites can become infected and cause scarring. All animal bites require treatment based on the type and severity of the wound. Animals can also carry diseases that can be transmitted through a bite.

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