Handling Cat Scratches On The Face Which Is Quite Deep?
Hey I want to askrnI just scratched my pet cat and it fits under my eyes. rnThanks
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Being scratched by a cat can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous because it has the potential to cause disease transmission, such as rabies. Therefore, this matter needs to be handled properly.
If you experience a cat scratch that is quite deep, here are the first steps you should take:
Wash the wound with running water, if necessary add a disinfectant, such as povidone iodine (prevent povidone iodine from getting into the eye)
Make sure your hands are clean when washing the wound, if possible use gloves
Don't rub the scratch marks excessively
Do not sprinkle anything on the wound unless advised by a doctor
Next, check your wound directly to the nearest health facility. In this way, the doctor can evaluate the condition of your wound, whether it has the potential to cause disease transmission, such as rabies. In addition to wound care, doctors can also prescribe several types of drugs (eg antibiotics if there is a concern that secondary infection will occur), painkillers, or also anti-rabies vaccine if needed.
With good wound care, cat scratch marks can generally be treated so they don't cause dangerous complications. Post-scratch scars will generally fade on their own within 1 to 2 months along with the skin regeneration process depending on the extent and depth of the wound, as well as the treatment given. If the scar does not dry up, festers, widens, protrudes, or changes in color to a darker color so that it interferes with your appearance, you can go back to the doctor so that further treatment can be done.
Open wound care
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah