Augmentin 875/125 mg orally twice daily or 500/125mg three times daily x 7 days OR
Ceftin (cefuroxime oral) 500mg orally twice daily OR Doxycycline 100mg orally twice daily OR
moxifloxacin (Avelox) 400mg PO once daily x 7 days.
Azithromycin 500 mg orally x 1, then 250 mg orally qd x 4 days OR
Bactrim DS orally twice daily x 5 days
However, there are bacteria that are specific to cat bites, as well, and these can be serious, too. One of these is pasturalla, which can cause a superficial skin infection but can spread to the joints, she said. Capnocytophaga is another and this bacteria can lead to an infection of the internal organs.
I’m starting to feel like a broken record. Here comes another overhyped study about cats, and here’s where I try to get to the bottom of what is really going on.
Although cat bites account for only 10 to 15 percent of animal bites treated in emergency rooms, they pose special infection risks. Dog bites, the most common bites treated, can tear flesh and break bones, but they create open wounds that are easy to clean and less likely to become infected than the puncture wounds created by cats, which usually affect the hand and can inject bacteria into tendons and bones.
Cat bite injuries to the hand can progress to serious infection. The treatment of such infections often requires hospitalization, intravenous antibiotic therapy, and operative treatment. Clinical findings suggestive of the need for hospitalization include location of the bite over a joint or tendon sheath, erythema, pain, and swelling.
Cats can reduce stress and lift spirits, but there can be serious risks involved with keeping felines in the house...
A retrospective review of patients with cat bite injuries to the hand has revealed some risk factors associated with the need for hospitalization and more aggressive treatment of these types of injuries.
The puncture wounds are highly infectious. Here's how to deal with (and maybe avoid) them.
All of you who are under the impression that cats are absolutely the best thing for the Internet—producing GIFs and memes galore—are bloody delusional. My 8lb house cat Franny almost destroyed a small section of your Internet last week, temporarily crippling one of the hands I use to type all your nightly posts.
A pinprick cat bite can lead to the penetration of bacteria deep into the hand’s joints and tissue, increasing the risk of hospitalization and surgery.
Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.
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As a rule, cat and dog bite wounds should be treated and left open initially. This is true if they are punctures, if the bites are not potentially disfiguring, if they only involve the arms or legs (including the hands or feet) or if the bites to such areas occurred more than 6-12 hours earlier (because the bacteria would be closed into the wound). An exception to the open-wound treatment involves cuts to the face from cat or dog bites. Facial wounds are almost always closed to avoid disfigurement.
The most common complication following a bite is an infection of the wound. See a doctor as soon as possible if the skin surrounding a wound becomes more tender, painful, swollen, or inflamed over the following few days.