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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Clean it plus: A thorough cleaning may suffice for most simple cat bites. Verification of tetanus protection and monitoring the site for redness or oozing is also im ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Not that simple: Youn can wash clean and any over the counter ointment , but cat bites and scratches will boatonella infections , called cat scratch fever , as most o ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: You might have better luck with loperamide (Immodium) but neither of these will interfere with the med.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Cat bites have an extremely high risk of causing infection (about 95%). The bacteria in cat's teeth, combined with the sharp small teeth, tend to cau ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Cat bites tend to be puncture wounds that heal over quickly, sealing whatever germs are in the cat's mouth into the bitten person's skin. Cat bites s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The most common is a skin infection at the site of the bite. You can also get catch scratch disease, which results in infection of lymph nodes near th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
A hole in your body: Cat bites are quite effective and infective since their eye teeth puncture deeply. Cats and dogs have a bacteria -pasturella multocida - in their mout ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
If infected: If superficial abrasion topical antibiotic will be adequate. If however if there is deeper info tion it requires antibiotics and monitoring. See physi ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Very possible: There is a high infection rate with cat bites. The consequences can be quite serious. Please seek medical attention for a cat bite.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated: Real question is why did the cat bite her. Cats are generally docile animals and do not hurt people unless scared or provoked. Cat bites can also get ... Read More

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