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Human Bites (cont.)

Human Bites Prevention

Lessen the risk of human bites as indicated below.

  • Use mouth guards in sports.
  • Avoid fist fighting.
  • Keep a close eye on toddlers who may bite a younger sibling or playmate (males bite more often than females; ration is about 3/1).
  • Institutionalized people who bite themselves or others may require protective face shields.
  • Avoid biting fingernails and sucking on or "kissing" open wounds in other people.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/20/2013

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