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A 41-year-old male asked:

I got bit hard from my cat ,forearm and the top of my arm, punctured 3spots it hurts but looks ok rinsed with peroxide and have neo c dr?

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Dr. Satya Allaparthi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Cat bite: See your Dr. If the scratches are deep you may need appropriate antibiotics.
Dr. Stephanie Kokseng
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes see your doctor: Cat bites puncture deeper than dog bites and have a higher risk of infection for that reason. You need prophylactic antibiotics. Feel better soon.

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