Dangerous Cat Scratches On The Nipple?
Doctor, I want to ask … I’m carrying a cat. I want to move the cat to another place. The cage, I want to clean it suddenly, uh … Incidentally, I didn’t wear a bra at that morning. … I just got a little liquid … Then I cleaned using soap, using warm water and betadine … That will continue to be dangerous. The thing is I’m really scared …
Thank you for the question.
Paws on the cat around the nipple can be dangerous or not. Indeed, sharp cat nails can cause sores and stinging around the nipples that have been clawed. However, these wounds, if they are small and well cared for, often heal in a short time without leaving any other dangerous complications. However, if the wound is large, the bleeding can take longer. Large wounds like these are also more prone to secondary infections, so they can become runny, festering, swollen, and give off unpleasant odors. The risk of this infection is far greater if the wound is not treated properly and if the cat that scratches you is a stray cat or does not get the full vaccination as it should. In more severe cases, cat scratch disease can also occur which can have severe complications in various organs, such as the eyes, heart, and even the brain.
It's a good idea to clean your nipples with the following steps:
Take sterile gauze
Wet with NaCl or povidone iodine
Press down on the wound to make it clean, don't rub too much
Don't close the wound too tight
Don't wear tight bras and clothes, so they don't cause irritation in your lula
However, if within 1-3 days the wound does not dry up, or there are signs of infection as mentioned above, then you should go to see a doctor or surgeon directly. Concerned, this wound needs special treatment so it does not lead to more serious complications.
Hope this helps ...