Health Tip: Taking Care of a Tick Bite
If you or your child has been bitten by a tick, there's probably little risk of disease, but it's still important to remove the tick properly and protect the area from infection.
The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers these suggestions for taking care of a tick bite:
Health Tip: When Another Person Bites You
A human bite can lead to a dangerous infection, just as an animal bite can.
About one-third of hand infections are caused by human bite wounds, which can be loaded with bacteria, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons warns.
The academy offers these guidelines for treating a human bite wound, even one that doesn't look serious: