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What are the symptoms of cat bites?

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In brief: IF INFECTED...

Bite wound infections, like any infection, are hot, red, swollen, painful to move, increasing pain, maybe an abscess.
maybe a fever, maybe increased white blood cell count.

In brief: IF INFECTED...

Bite wound infections, like any infection, are hot, red, swollen, painful to move, increasing pain, maybe an abscess.
maybe a fever, maybe increased white blood cell count.
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Cat bites should be seen high likelihood of infection.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Cat scratch fever

Is a different infection and is usually not associated with a cat bite.
..Rather a cat scratch and usually from a kitten. Rabies can also develop from an animal /cat bite if the cat is rabid. Typically unprovoked bites (an animal just lunges and bites for no apparent reason) , and more likely from strays are concerning and need to be seen as soon as possible.

In brief: Cat scratch fever

Is a different infection and is usually not associated with a cat bite.
..Rather a cat scratch and usually from a kitten. Rabies can also develop from an animal /cat bite if the cat is rabid. Typically unprovoked bites (an animal just lunges and bites for no apparent reason) , and more likely from strays are concerning and need to be seen as soon as possible.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: A hole in your body

Cat bites are quite effective and infective since their eye teeth puncture deeply.
Cats and dogs have a bacteria -pasturella multocida - in their mouths that cause infection rapidly..Often overnight. It is very sensitive to penicillin. If you have a bite and it becomes red, painful, tender to touch, you are most likely developing an infection...See your doctor.

In brief: A hole in your body

Cat bites are quite effective and infective since their eye teeth puncture deeply.
Cats and dogs have a bacteria -pasturella multocida - in their mouths that cause infection rapidly..Often overnight. It is very sensitive to penicillin. If you have a bite and it becomes red, painful, tender to touch, you are most likely developing an infection...See your doctor.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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