Human Bites (cont.)
Human Bites Follow-up
- The important thing to remember is that a bite may become infected even with proper treatment. In general, the doctor will give the patient a list of warning signs of infection.
- If a patient has signs of infection, do not wait for a fever to develop before contacting a health care professional.
- Be sure to take any prescribed medication as directed for the full course.
- Use elevation and any other treatment recommended by the doctor to lessen the risk of infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/17/2015
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