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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. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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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Please describe a good oral antibiotic for a cat bite?

Please describe a good oral antibiotic for a cat bite?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Most practitioners would recommend a thorough cleaning followed by a rx of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to cover for the common germs found in cat bites. ...Read more

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After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

After antibiotic treatment, how long before a spider bite will go away?

Depends: Different spiders cause different reactions. For less toxic spider bite, which are the most common, it usually takes 7-10 days. To decrease pain and swelling, I have found the use of orally administered steroids to lessen pain and swelling. ...Read more

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What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite? Which antibiotic is best?

What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite?  Which antibiotic is best?

Spider Bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?

The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment.  Is this cause for concern?

Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison sake. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now its difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Not much: Inflammation from trauma (biting your tongue) will not go away with antibiotic. You need anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen (for discomfort as well) and ....Ice. The cold will decrease the swelling and pressure. It is a strong muscle with lots of blood flow so it shouldn't take long and it should start to go down. ...Read more

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Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Any treatment or anti biotic to take to cure my swollen tongue. I accidentally bit my tongue, now it's difficult to swallow even my own saliva?

Take it easy: Best thing i can tell you is to take it easy and see a dentist if you're concerned. Warm saltwater rinses and bring careful to avoid re-biting it typically do the trick. Antibiotics are seldom needed for things like this, but it could be possible. ...Read more

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Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Endoscopy confirmed gastritis, cat scan normal. Amoxcicillin, additional antibiotic n ppi triple therapy 14 days for h pylori. Lost 12 lbs, normal?

Normal?: No it is not normal to have gastritis. This may influence what you are able to eat. You may not be able to eat the foods you like or want, especially if they contributed to the gastritis. The antibiotics may also blunt your appetite . You should talk to your doctor as continuing to lose weight is not necessarily a good thing. ...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