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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor now!: Human bites, especially if it penetrates the full thickness of the skin, have a very high potential for infection; much higher than dog bites. See a d ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Quick treat: Human mouths are filthy. They can get awful quickly. Seek medical treatment asap.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Human bite: Human bite = injury /wound from a person applying pressure with their teeth.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That depends.: A human bite can cause tissue injury & infection. A black widow spider bite may cause a minor reaction or a severe one. People rarely die from the bit ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Bite: Depends on the extent of the bite, your general health & status of your immune system, & your age.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not really.: A human bite is dangerous if skin was broken and almost always needs antibiotics (generci Augmentin rx of choice). If skin was not penetrated, i canno ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: In general, if there is no break in the skin, there is no need for medical attention. Be aware, however, that if there is a break in the skin, you co ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lip: Human bites potentially worse than dog bites. More chance of infection. Tx dependent on severity of bite, depth.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
May have had clot: You may of had a blood clot or hematoma in the wound. Your best bet is to discuss it with your physician.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Feig
18 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out: human bites are very likely to get infected, if there is any skin breaks from the bit you need to get it checked out immediately. From your descrip ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last five years, then recommend you be seen. If you develop redness, tenderness, swelling, drainage, ... Read More
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