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Cat left a puncture hole in hand. Swollen, painful. Solution?

last night my cat got scared and left two puncture holes in my hand and a few in the top of my head. only one puncture hole really hurt and is now swollen. i think she hit one of those veins in the back of my hand and thats why it is swollen but not sure. the other punture holes are painless and every other scratch ive gotten from her is fine. ive cleaned it with alcohol and antibiotic cream and and now icing it. what should i do to calm down the swelling and pain.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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DEAR SIR/MADAM

IT MIGHT BECOME INFECTIONS. THERE ARE SEVERAL PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED TO TAKE WHEN EVEN YOU GET A SCRATCH FROM THE PETS.
INJECTION TETANUS TOXOID IS VERY MUCH NEEDED, INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION, NO NEED TO TAKE THIS IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THIS INJECTION RECENTLY 4-6 MONTHS EARLIER.
HOT COMPRESSION IS REQUIRED FOR SWELLING AS IT MIGHT REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND SWELLING ALONG WITH INFECTION. EVEN IT SOOTHENS THE PAIN.
ANTIBIOTICS AND ANTIINFLAMMATORY DRUGS IS NEEDED FOR 5 DAYS. PLEASE TRY TO TAKE ORAL PENICILLINS OR FLUROQUINOLONES LIKE CIPROFLOXACIN OR OFLAXACIN AS THEY HAVE BETTER TISSUE PENETRATION.

AFTER ALL THESE YOU WILL BE FINE. DONE WORRY.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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