The human mouth contains a wide range
of bacteria, so the chance of
infection is greater from a human bite
than from bites of other warm-blooded
What to Do
1. If the wound is not bleeding
heavily, wash it with soap and water
(under the pressure from a faucet) for
5 to 10 minutes. Avoid scrubbing,
which can bruise tissues.
2. Rinse the wound thoroughly with
3. Control bleeding with direct
4. Cover the wound with a sterile
dressing. Do not close the wound with
tape or butterfly bandagei which traps
bacteria in the wound and increase!
chance of infection.
5. Seek medical attention for possible
further wound cleaning, a tetanus
shot, and sutures to close the wound