A 22-year-old female asked:
What to do about a human bite?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Chenganswered
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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 doctor immediately as these are almost always treated with antibiotics.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Luis Villaplanaanswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Quick treat: Human mouths are filthy. They can get awful quickly. Seek medical treatment asap.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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