Rodent Bites Overview
What are rodent bites?
A person with a rodent bite has an injury to the skin, caused by the bite of a rodent. Rodents include chipmunks, gerbils, gophers, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, prairie dogs, rabbits, rats, and squirrels. Rabies is extremely rare in rodents.
What are the symptoms of rodent bites?
Symptoms of rodent bites include a puncture wound, laceration, or abrasion to the skin. The skin may be painful, swollen and red.
How does the doctor treat rodent bites?
Treatment for rodent bites may include wound care, antibiotics, tetanus vaccination, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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