Health Tip: Child Bites Can Lead to Infection

Monitor for these warning signs

(HealthDay News) -- Human bites, such as when an angry child bites another person, carry a risk of infection.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of infection from a human bite include:

  • Heat surrounding the bite wound.
  • Swelling around the injury site.
  • Pain on or near the bite wound.
  • A bite wound that discharges pus.
Diana Kohnle

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