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My 2 yo bit my older son on the back really hard. It broke skin in one area and is very puffy. But it was through his shirt. Not teeth in skin. Worry?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Worry

Yes human bite can transfer bacteria, even through fabric.
Swelling may be due to the trauma, or tissues may be infected. Is Tetanus vaccination up to date? Your child should be immediately examined by his pediatrician or a Urgent Care.

In brief: Worry

Yes human bite can transfer bacteria, even through fabric.
Swelling may be due to the trauma, or tissues may be infected. Is Tetanus vaccination up to date? Your child should be immediately examined by his pediatrician or a Urgent Care.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Broke skin

A human bite can cause infection if the skin is broken because the mouth is loaded with germs.

In brief: Broke skin

A human bite can cause infection if the skin is broken because the mouth is loaded with germs.
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