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What steps should be taken after a cat bite that breaks skin?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Clean well,Ttnus ?
A thorough cleaning may suffice for most simple cat bites.
Verification of tetanus protection and monitoring the site for redness or oozing after the event are also important.Especially worrisome are bites into the web space between the fingers as infection here can travel into the hand quickly.When in doubt, have it looked at.

In brief: Clean well,Ttnus ?
A thorough cleaning may suffice for most simple cat bites.
Verification of tetanus protection and monitoring the site for redness or oozing after the event are also important.Especially worrisome are bites into the web space between the fingers as infection here can travel into the hand quickly.When in doubt, have it looked at.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology
In brief: Potential infection
Once the skin is broken there is a risk for an infection.
I would recommend going to a walk in or urgent care center to be examined and given antibiotics to prevent infection.

In brief: Potential infection
Once the skin is broken there is a risk for an infection.
I would recommend going to a walk in or urgent care center to be examined and given antibiotics to prevent infection.
Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dr. Antonio Cruz
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Dr. Walter Hoerman
Pediatrics
In brief: Needs antibiotics
Should be cleaned thoroughly with topical antibiotics, needs to be treated with oral augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and should assess the cat for rabies risk.

In brief: Needs antibiotics
Should be cleaned thoroughly with topical antibiotics, needs to be treated with oral augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and should assess the cat for rabies risk.
Dr. Walter Hoerman
Dr. Walter Hoerman
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