Human Bites Topic Guide

Human Bites 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.

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