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Should you see a doctor about human bites?

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See a doctor about any human bite that has broken the skin, because there is a high risk of infection. Signs of infection include redness, pain, swelling, or pus. Tell the doctor if you also have stiffness, lack of mobility, or numbness in the area. There may be damage to tendons or nerves.

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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