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A 19-year-old male asked:

my husband has red circle dots on his hands he got them after our kitten bit him while rough playing as days pass the bit marks are the dots?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Dots: They may be from the bite. Despite not having any symptoms he should be seen by a doctor to make sure there is no brewing infection.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pasteurella infectxn: It is likely that he is having infection called pasteurellosis, a bacterial infection commonly transmitted via a cat, dog, or rabbit bite or scratch. It is hard to tell for sure what he has, but i recommend getting it evaluated by doc for possible treatment--easily treated with penicillin-based medication. He may also need a tetanus shot too. Please consult doc. Good luck.

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