Biting Incident- Parent Information Sheet
Your child was involved in a biting incident where a break in the skin occurred. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following post exposure measures for biting victims:
Wash the wound immediately with soap and water. (This was done at school).
DO NOT pour alcohol, bleach, peroxide or any other substance cleanser on the
child’s wound or in the mouth.
Take your child to a healthcare provider or local emergency care facility immediately. The healthcare provider should assess the wound and determine
whether further treatment or testing is required.
A list of resources for healthcare facilities:
Lauderhill Middle School Health Center
1901 N.W. 49th Ave.
Lauderhill, Fl. 33313
Deerfield Beach High School Health Center
916 S.W. 15th St.
Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441
Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center
1401 South Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316