I believe it also helps to make the wound bleed some before you start
treating it with Neosporin or whatever. I think the idea is to get at least
some of the bad bugs out of it that way. Then, of course, a thorough,
thorough washing and the antibiotic cream.

Diane R. 

-----Original Message-----
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 3:31 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite

This is the first bite I have had that concerned me...most have been nips
with broken skin but nothing deep.  However, I wash them to death  
and keep a very close eye on them.  It is part of the feral world.   
However, anything on a thin skin area, hands, face, feet, gets special
attention.
On Jun 4, 2011, at 3:10 PM, Edna Taylor wrote:

>
> Lynda,
>
> Yes, it is usually a very deep bite to require medical treatment.   
> When Pootie bit me (don't know why, he was sleeping and it was about
> 3 am) he bit clear through to the muscle of my forearm.  I couldn't 
> even move my hand all day :(
>
> Edna
>
>> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 12:05:43 -0500
>> From: longhornf...@verizon.net
>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>>
>> Wow! Reading all of these messages with bad experience with cat 
>> bites, I consider myself VERY lucky. I've gotten bit a lot, but it 
>> sounds like it has to be a deep puncture type bite. Is this correct? 
>> I'm glad that you have shared your experiences. I bet most of us now 
>> won't mess around if we get bit. I know I won't!
>>
>> Jannes - what have you done so far? How are you feeling? Let us hear 
>> from you soon :0) I'm hoping you have a good outcome!
>>
>> Lynda
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Maureen Olvey" <molvey...@hotmail.com>
>> To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 11:53 AM
>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>>
>>
>>
>> OMG - when I got bit a couple months ago I just ran inside and washed 
>> it out really good with soap and water. That was it. Guess I was 
>> lucky. I had read that soap and water are good enough as long as you 
>> wash it good so now when I get scratched I just use soap and water. 
>> Anyway, I never went to the doc until three weeks later for something 
>> else. That's when I talked to him about it and he fussed at me. Guess 
>> I'll be more careful next time.
>> Yikes!
>>
>> "I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results 
>> that are profitable to the human race or doesn't..the pain which it 
>> inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward 
>> it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without 
>> looking further." - Mark Twain
>>
>>
>>
>>> From: sea7...@gmail.com
>>> Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 11:43:40 -0500
>>> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cat Bite
>>>
>>> Wash the wound with antibiotic soap and keep antibiotic ointment on 
>>> it.
>>> Also treat with hot compresses. It will draw white blood cells to 
>>> the area. The Dr told me to do this.
>>> Autumn bit the fire out of me when I was 6 months pregnant. My hand 
>>> swelled up and was red and sore. I never developed streaks, but went 
>>> to Urgent Care for antibiotics. Make sure you eat your yogurt, if 
>>> you get them. They are STRONG. FELV + have filthy mouths:-/ I also 
>>> urge you not to tell them that it was your cat. Just emphasize that 
>>> said cat had it's rabies shot.
>>> ~Susan A
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jun 4, 2011, at 8:07 AM, Jannes Taylor <jannestay...@yahoo.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Last night I had Amber in my lap upstairs. I am trying to get her 
>>>> use to seeing the other cats and use to the upstairs life. I had 
>>>> the IFA test performed by another vet and will hear from it next 
>>>> week. I am being optimistic so I wanted to get a head start on 
>>>> getting her acclamated. My youngest cat Moses decided to suddenly 
>>>> jump in my lap with her and Amber freaked out! In the process of 
>>>> holding on to her she bit me very hard on my hand. It hurt so bad 
>>>> and still does. It is red and slightly swollen. My husband thinks I 
>>>> am being paranoid about it, but I had a friend who almost lost his 
>>>> arm due to infection from a cat bite. Should I visit the doctor??
>>>> Jannes
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