Human Bites Topic Guide
Human Bites: Human bites can be either quite serious or relatively harmless. Human bites can be either intentional or accidental. If a human bite breaks the skin of the person bitten, medical care should be sought promptly. Signs of infections in a human bite include increasing pain and tenderness, new redness, increased swelling, fever, red streaks, pus drainage, and swollen glands. Treatment for human bites may include antibiotics or stitches.
Fever in Children Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38.0 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high -- greater than 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.
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