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Marine Animal Bite Topic Guide

Marine Animal Bite Marine Animal Bite: Many animals in the ocean can bite or cause scrapes and puncture wounds, and some are even venomous. The first step in treatment is to identify the animal, the time of injury and nature of the attack. Then, first aid should be applied as appropriate.

Marine Animal Bite Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


famotidine and ibuprofen Famotidine And Ibuprofen

Famotidine is a histamine blocker. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces...learn more »

bacitracin (injection) Bacitracin (injection)

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acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »