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Human Bite (Definition)

Biting is a symptom in which a person, usually a child with behavioral problems, has a habit of biting himself or biting other people. Biting can lead to scarring and infections, as the mouth has many bacteria.


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What to do about a human bite?

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. ...Read more

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Human Bite (Definition)

Biting is a symptom in which a person, usually a child with behavioral problems, has a habit of biting himself or biting other people. Biting can lead to scarring and infections, as the mouth has many bacteria.


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How to get rid of human (stomach) parasites! clean my system of any harmful bacterial or parasitic infections. ? How many time per year we should

How to get rid of human (stomach) parasites!  clean my system of any harmful bacterial or parasitic infections. ?  How many time per year we should

Do you have them?: If you have been diagnosed with a parasitic infection, than you would need prescribed medication to treat and eradicate them. Mostly, intestinal parasites are caused by ingestion, so prevention would be avoiding swimming in infected waters and/or avoiding ingesting contaminated foods. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
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Will Benadryl temporarily suppress a human bite? Dont want anyone to know

Will Benadryl temporarily suppress a human bite? Dont want anyone to know

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 cannot understand how taking Benadryl can help. ...Read more

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Hi! ds saliva kill HIV even if viral load was high durng deep kissing witht ne mouth ulcr? And does human bite transmt HIV if slva xpose to open wound

Hi! ds saliva kill HIV even if viral load was high durng deep kissing witht ne mouth ulcr? And does human bite transmt HIV if slva xpose to open wound

No HIV risk: There is no HIV risk from kissing even in the extreme scenario you describe. In all of the world there has been no documented transmission of HIV in this scenario. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Tip)

Treating Insect Bites

Annoying bug bite. Itching, itching mosquito.Ah...Soothing itch cream! ...See more

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Should i go see a doctor for human bite on my arm? This 13 year old girl bit my arm during a confrontation when i had to hold her head down. At first, i just had few scraped skin on my arm, but few days later, i noticed a greenish-blue bruise in a circle

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, warmth, red streaks or fever, you would need to be seen for an infection. This is a psychiatrist answering. I hope that you are receiving help as a family for the difficult interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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What is more dangerous: an untreated human bite or an untreated black widow bite?

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 bite of a black widow - but most deaths that do occur are in the elderly or in infants. So - there is no one -size fits all answer to this. Each human bite case & each black widow bite case are different. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Tip)

Treating Insect Bites

Don't scratch.4itching use Hydrocortisone cream. Red/hard or painful/4tick bite/ see the doctor asap. ...See more

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