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Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Could anti biotic gel cure cat bite infection?

Probably not: Infected cat bites generally need systemic antibiotic treatment and can be very serious. See a doctor now. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for cat bites?

What is the treatment for cat bites?

Soap and water: Any bite should be washed well with soap and water as quickly as possible after the bite. This flushes the wound and reduces the chances of infection. Then putting on neosporin, polymixin, bacitracin, etc (topical antibacterials) and a bandaid can be helpful. If the wound is deep, becomes more painful, or there is concern the animal is rabid, be seen immediately. Antibiotics if infected. ...Read more

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Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?

Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?

Both: augmentin helps kill the common bacteria in cat bites ;pasteurella, cleaning the wound daily with soap/water and soaking is often good for a few minutes in epsom salt , it helps kill the bacteria[theres too much salt in the dead sea so no life except rare microbes,, makes sense right?] ...Read more

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I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?

I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?

Antihistamines: are a good "start" but the MAJOR effort here is the DISPOSAL of the affected sleeping materials or ERADICATION of the bugs ( very frustrating often not effective methods) I would "vote" for DISPOSAL! BTW if infected the bites need local ans well as possibly systemic (antibiotic) treatment! Good Luck..Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the treatment of Borrelial lymphocytoma after 1 day after infection? Bite at back of the knee so paint there. Doxycycline?

What is the treatment of Borrelial lymphocytoma after 1 day after infection? Bite at back of the knee so paint there. Doxycycline?

Lyme disease: Borrelial Lymphocytoma is a manifestation of Lyme disease that has only been reported in Europe. Oral doxycycline for 14-21 days is the appropriate treatment for this. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I want to about urine infection of a female.What is the symptom what is the treatment?

I want to about urine infection of a female.What is the symptom what is the treatment?

Symptoms include....: ....Pain with urination, frequent urination, incomplete urination, bladder pain, kidney pain, fever, vomiting, etc.. Treatment includes urine culture to find out what the germ is, antibiotics to kill the germ, fluids to flush out the urinary tract, and sometimes an investigation to find out why the urinary tract got infected to begin with. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Cat Bites (Definition)

Cat bites occur when a cat bites a person. If the skin is punctured, bleeding ...Read more