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Doctor insights on: Human Bite Marks

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What to do about a human bite?

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 ...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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Do you think I should go to the doctor for a human bite that didn't break skin?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for a human bite that didn't break skin?

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 could end up with some pretty nasty infections. The mouth is teeming with bacteria. ...Read more

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

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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 (diphenhydramine) can help. ...Read more

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I have a human bite on my right upper arm &it bruised badly&barely broke the skin butit has small pieces of green, it is hot touch &i am having finger?

I have a human bite on my right upper arm &it bruised badly&barely broke the skin butit has small pieces of green, it is hot touch &i am having finger?

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 description it is likely infected. ...Read 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

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