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What should i do if my child got bit by a brown worm/slug found in my home? complain finger pain now

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Dr. Neigatha Graney answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

See Your Doctor: 6 yr old bitten by "brown worm/slug". Slugs rarely cause problems to humans. The biggest concern following a bite is infection & the hallmark signs are pain, redness, swelling, fever. Infection can occur as early as 12 hrs after & antibiotics are needed. Immediately washing the wound can prevent infection in some cases. Give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment.

Answered 9/28/2016

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