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How should I care for a mouth injury?

If the person is bleeding from the mouth and you do not suspect a serious head, neck, or spinal injury, place the person in a seated position leaning slightly forward. This will allow any blood to drain from the mouth. If this position is not possible, place the person on his or her side.

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