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Did A Cat Scratch You?

by Albert John August 04, 2017

3 Comments

Did A Cat Scratch You?

If you have been scratched by a cat whether it is just from the street or from the home of your best friend or any family member, the first act that you should do is to wash it with water and use soap upon washing it. If your wound is bleeding after the scratch, get a clean piece of cloth but we recommend you to use gauze pad and then apply pressure on the bleeding cat scratch that you have. If you think that the scratch is so deep that the bleeding is not stopping even if you have already applied proper pressure then you have to rush to get some medical help because this is now something serious.

You have to be more careful because you have been scratched by a cat in the hands and in your feet then you should pay close attention to it since these are the parts where infection is more prone because they are the ones who are more exposed to the exterior world of germs. You use your hands for everything and your feet for walking in any location that you want to go.

If you have been scratched by a cat in your eye, you should make sure that you immediately go to a physician to get medical help because this is very dangerous and there is no time for you to waste if your eye has been scratched by a cat.

For you to treat it inside the confines of your home, you could purchase over the counter antibiotic creams and you should cover your wound (applied with the antibiotic cream) with a clean gauze to avoid any more infection in any way.

Attention should be given to these cat scratches because you are the only person who could assess if the wound has progressed positively and negatively. If it has progressed positively and it is now healing, we are happy for you but if it is negatively progressing and you think that it is getting worse or it does not move at all then you should probably see a doctor.

Albert John
Albert John


3 Responses

Gloria
Gloria

November 15, 2018

My little cat had a diabetic convulsion, trying to get some honey into his MOUTH, he bit me, top and lower incisors met in my finger. I made it bleed and called the home visits doctor who came with a single antibiotic capsule and a script for more. The next day I attended my usual medical practice. The doctor that day said I was close to being admitted to hospital and being put on drip. I had a tetanus shot as well and a professional dressing. I did end up with blood poisoning but torpedo sized Antibiotics and regular changes of the dressing and a whopping needle, all was fixed. Sadly, these days the home visits doctors are not allowed to carry needles or large supplies of drugs.

evangeline sinsay
evangeline sinsay

August 08, 2017

I have 8 cats(homebody since birth) and 4 transient cats. i call them transient cuz they come to my house,just to eat,then leave(everyday,lol)one of my cats had bitten my mouth,i think she got jealous when i kissed the other cat. there was a lot of blood, i washed it with soap and water,then applied betadine,after a day or two,it was ok.the transient cat also scratched me cuz when i was giving him food,maybe,he was so hungry and in a hurry to eat. when he was eating,i pet him,and i felt he liked me,and now he comes everyday for food.i also stepped the tail of the other transient cat cuz i didn’t see he was there sleeping in our rug outside.the cat is black and so my rug.he bit my feet and so much blood again. i was so scared,cuz he’s stray cat, i also washed with soap and water after pressing it for more blood to come out, then applied betadine. thank god,this cat is still alive and comes everyday to ask food. i am a cat lover and have so much compassion with them…

Neth
Neth

August 07, 2017

I have a cat he always scrathes
ON me.

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