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What is the treatment for cat bites?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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