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I just got bitten by a squirrel! What should I do? It's bleeding

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I just got bitten by a squirrel! What should I do? It's bleeding a bit.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How deep is the wound?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Where were you bitten?

Customer: It's a small bite on the tip of my middle finger.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you had a tetanus shot recently or in the past?

Customer: But it's was bleeding a bit. I think the top teeth sunk in a bit pass the skin, hence the bleeding
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you tried applying pressure?

Customer: About 7 years ago
Customer: Yes I've stopped the bleeding, but just concerned about rabies.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

One thing that is always a concern with animal bites is rabies but small rodents like squirrels have not been known to transmit rabies to humans.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would not worry.

Customer: That great news thank you.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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