Cat bite infected?

(21 Posts)
Bobmcbob Thu 26-Dec-19 22:08:14

My DCat bit me yesterday evening and broke the skin. It’s hot, red, sore and swollen. And just looking at it now it looks like I’ve scratched myself -wondering if it’s infected and tracking down my arm?

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BillHadersNewWife Thu 26-Dec-19 22:20:37

You need to go to out of hours. That's infected!

NCasIknowMNetters Thu 26-Dec-19 22:24:31

Cat bites/scratches can go very nasty. Out of hours for sure and right now.

TheoriginalLEM Thu 26-Dec-19 22:26:45

Cat bite fever is nasty. How long has it been like that?

fickthisshut Thu 26-Dec-19 22:31:12

Needs seeing tonight

Bobmcbob Thu 26-Dec-19 22:34:16

It’s prob 24h since I was bitten.

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Panpastels Thu 26-Dec-19 22:35:46

Get urgently seen, people have died from infected cat bites shock


justasking111 Thu 26-Dec-19 22:39:37

Hospital now, you will receive antibiotics at the very least. Really do not mess about this is serious.

cloudjumper Thu 26-Dec-19 22:44:01

My cat bit me once and it got infected, it looked just like that. You need antibiotics and possibly a tetanus shot, go to the out of hours doctor!

Iwant2move Thu 26-Dec-19 22:50:35

Go to the hospital tonight. It looks like it is tracking. You will need antibiotics. My cat bit me a few months ago and I was unable to use my fingers. It was taken very seriously in the minor injuries unit and they sent me over to A and E immediately.

TurduckenFucken Thu 26-Dec-19 22:54:35

I knew someone who left it so late to get treatment for a cat bite that she was very close to having her hand amputated. Hie thee to a hospital!

Bobmcbob Thu 26-Dec-19 23:04:37

Ok. Fairly resounding replies! DH is taking me to A&E (wish I’d got my arse in gear earlier as minor injuries closed at 10pm). We have books for long wait. DCat looked at me innocently as he lounged on the sofa!😼

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 26-Dec-19 23:04:48

That's an a&e job. I wouldn't wait for a&e if it's come up like that so quickly.

Bobmcbob Thu 26-Dec-19 23:05:38

And thank you all! Made up my mind - although worry I’m being fraud like!

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Panpastels Thu 26-Dec-19 23:08:07 don't feel fraud like, I think they will take it very seriously after this sort of incident. sad
I'm being treated for cat scratch disease atm (not the same thing) and had found this through googling my condition!

ADealingMummy Thu 26-Dec-19 23:15:35

I logged in when I saw your post to say, you must absolutely go to A & E.
A parent at school gave me the same advice when she saw my infected cat bite and she is a surgeon !
Intravenous antibiotics plus they opened up my hand twice to clean it.
Please please go.

Moonflower12 Thu 26-Dec-19 23:48:24

Hope it goes well OP in a and e. You are absolutely not being a fraud.

I've been scratched deeply and numerously by a semi feral cat tonight. I was catching him to return to my friend from whom he ran away three months ago. My paramedic DP is keeping a very close eye on them as the likelihood of infection is very high.

Bobmcbob Fri 27-Dec-19 02:36:29

Just got back from A&E with some antibiotics (and given tetanus shot). So all good! Thank you!

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TheSultanofPingu Fri 27-Dec-19 09:29:55

Glad you got sorted OP.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 27-Dec-19 09:31:38

Well done smile I hope they kick in nice and quickly.

Bobmcbob Fri 27-Dec-19 16:47:29

Antibiotics are working - hurrah! All the tracking has gone and significantly less swollen. 😺

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