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I got cut on my forehead by cat scratching

I was leaning down to feed my cat, and accidentally hit my forehead on the corner of the kitchen counter; instantly cause a large lump with a small cut. I applied ice on the wound , but it continues to throb and ache...
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jun 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

welcome to health care magic

1) Clean wound with warm soap and water. Anti-bacterial soap is preferable. It is important to clean as best as possible even if it hurts.

2) Apply antibiotic ointment or Betadine solution.
3) Watch for signs of infection.
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
  Anonymous's Response
Hello, this is Dr Ahmad

This is normal, continue applying ice and apply a little pressure on the wound

Answered: Sun, 27 Jun 2010
Anesthesiologist Dr. Shivakumar. M. C.'s  Response
Swelling after the trauma is due to haematoma formation which is due to accumulation of blood, this will subside over a days put a ice over the area. secondly cat scratch may leads to cat scartch disease which is caused by coxiella burnetti, consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.If you are not diabetic then only oral analgesic like IBUPROFEN 400 mg is enough.Take it for a day or two twice or thrice daily.Apply some local small dressing on wound if required.Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
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General Surgeon Dr. Avinash A's  Response
hi welcome to hcm,
take a TT injection and also take tablet lyser forte 1-0-1..lump is noyhing but a haematoma and it will subside in a day or two..dont worry u ll be fine..thank u
Answered: Wed, 19 Oct 2011
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