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How do you clean human bites?

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  • Clean the wound with mild soap and water. Rinse for several minutes under running water.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
  • Cover the wound with a gauze or bandage.

From: Human Bites Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Human Bites."

American Association of Hand Surgery: "Human Bites."

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: "Treatment for Human Bites."

Human Bites Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Human Bites."

American Association of Hand Surgery: "Human Bites."

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: "Treatment for Human Bites."

Human Bites Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

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