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Does cat bite on finger need medical attention?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Infections
Question: someone had a cat nibble on finger and drew blood. by the quick real dark red skin. swelled or bubbled up finger. red streak going up finger. need immediate treatment? shot?
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs antibiotics and rabies shot.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

He needs to get a shot against rabies. The information suggests that there is an ongoing infection. Treatment with amoxicillin/clavulanic are to treat this infection immediately.

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