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    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

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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