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I got nailed by a cat on my finger 2 days ago.What should I do now?
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cat bite
If not red or infected just keep it clean.
If it is getting red or swollen, get to a doctor.

In brief: Cat bite
If not red or infected just keep it clean.
If it is getting red or swollen, get to a doctor.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: See a doctor
If it was a cat bite, these can get a serious infection quickly.
You should see a doctor quickly. If it was a scratch, it is less prone to infection, but it is still possible. Clean the area well with soap and water. If you have persistent redness, red streaks up your arm, or increasing pain, seek medical care quickly.

In brief: See a doctor
If it was a cat bite, these can get a serious infection quickly.
You should see a doctor quickly. If it was a scratch, it is less prone to infection, but it is still possible. Clean the area well with soap and water. If you have persistent redness, red streaks up your arm, or increasing pain, seek medical care quickly.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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