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    Old 01-28-2017, 12:40 AM   #1
    rachl13
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    Really worried about bite on my arm!

    Hi all,

    I am concerned about a bite on my arm and wonder what I should do.

    I was helping to bathe my friend's cat in the afternoon and the cat had ended up biting me. It really hurt and the instant this happened, I felt pain. A few seconds later, I saw blood starting to rise up to the surface. As soon as this happened, I had stood up and went to the sink to go wash the wound.

    After this, more blood was starting to come up but it eventually stopped. I didn't feel much pain after this. It started to subside and then when I got home, the pain started up again and I saw that the area around the wise was starting to rise up and become a little red. Along with this, it hurts to move my wrist quite a lot when I move it around and up and down.

    I have cleaned the area repeatedly, put some neosporin on it and currently have a band aid over it. As I type this, I can feel some pain as I move my wrist around while I type. I am getting really scared and wonder if I should get myself over to urgent care when I wake up in the morning.

    I've owned cats all my life and thankfully, a lot of them I've owned are never very agressive. I've been scratched and bitten, but never to the point of something like this where the area becomes red and warm. I just don't have a good feeling, but I'm trying to keep as calm as I can. What should I do? Any advice would be appreciated please.

     
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    Old 01-28-2017, 03:03 AM   #2
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    Re: Really worried about bite on my arm!

    Does your friend allow his cat to go outside or is it a house cat? If it goes outside, you defiately should be checked out...outdoor animals carry many more diseases than indoor ones. Ask him if the cat has had all of its shots as well.
    Why were you bathing a cat? They do not need to be bathed as they are self cleaning animals. If I tried to immerse my cat in water, I would get bit too! She hates water!
    Go to the doctor to get blood work done to be sure you didnt contract anything..but if this is a 100% indoor animal, your risks are very low.
    Good luck!
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