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should i remove pus from inside a cat bite wound? the bite is on my hand. i am taking antibiotics (just fyi).

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Drain pus: BUT, Return to your PCP and let him drain it properly with good wound irrigation.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Infected Cat Bite: See a doctor or Hand Surgeon ASAP.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
ABSCESS?: Pus could indicate an abscess, which may require formal irrigation and debridement; antibiotics alone usually don't work in this case.

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