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How bad are cat bites? — 4 Comments

  1. Multiple, multiple bites and scratches in my lifetime. My only visit to a clinic was to have a ring cut off of one of my fingers because swelling/inflammation was impeding the healing process. The body is a remarkable thing and, in most cases, will heal itself. Swelling and inflammation are normal reactions, as fighting WBC’s race to the site to help.
    However, there are those with poor immune systems who don’t have the ability to fight off any trauma like this.
    And, as I write this I have, yet, another case of ringworm. Why always on my butt? Irritating, but easy to treat with an antifungal ointment. It doesn’t really hasten the resolution, but it helps with the itch.

  2. Hi Michael ! Very good article!
    I myself have never suffered from a cat bite nor had any reaction to being scratched,but i have heard of people getting what is called cat scratch fever.I think it occurrs alot in children who are scrathed.

  3. I can’t count the times I have been bitten by cats and dogs. The ONLY time the bite turned bad is one I got from a “friendly” dog. Never have the cat bites turned serious, and never did I go to the doctor or hospital for a cat bite. Does that make me a cat?

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