If a mouse bites you, should you be worried?


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Cyber Tooth Tiger Profile

Mice can be carriers of certain diseases, illnesses. I would get checked out if it gets inflamed or shows signs of infection but you should use Neosporin ( antibiotic ointment) on any wound from bite from animal

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ly fen chen answered

Of course, you have to go to see a doctor if you are bit by a mouse as it can bring any disease to you - and it's dangerous as well.

Kk polly Profile
Kk polly answered

It depends on whether it was captive or wild, but they both can carry diseases of their own. If it's deep then you need to think about tetanus. I would disinfect it with hydrogen peroxide. If it seemed rabid then it's important to see a doctor. But I've been bit by my hamsters six times. I've also been bit by a snapping turtle. Though it's possible to get a disease, you don't have to worry. Just use your own judgement. You'll be able to tell if you're sick.

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Yo Kass answered

Mice and other rodents may bite if they feel threatened or scared, and bacteria in their saliva can cause complications and disease.

For example, the following conditions are all passed on by types of rodents:

  • Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
  • Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

While it's fairly unlikely that a mouse bite will cause look term harm, you should definitely wash the area out with antibacterial soap and then seek advice from your doctor.

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