Snake and Lizard Bites - Check Your Symptoms
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have pain at or near the bite that is getting worse.
- You have more pain when you move the area of your body where the bite is located.
- You have signs of infection, such as:
- Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
- Red streaks leading from the bite.
- Pus draining from the bite.
- A fever.
- The bite starts to bleed, and blood soaks through the bandage. Oozing small amounts of blood is normal.
- You have a fever and chills.
- You get a rash or severe itching.
- You get severe muscle or joint aches.
- You have blood in your urine.
- You have numbness and tingling.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- You do not get better as expected.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
September 09, 2014
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