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
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