Cat Bite of the Chest Overview
Are cat bites of the chest serious?
Cats have long, sharp teeth that easily puncture the skin, as well as structures beneath the skin. In the case of a cat bite to the chest, it is important for the doctor to determine if the bite penetrated into the abdominal or chest cavity. Cat bites are common and frequently cause skin infections.
What are the symptoms of a cat bite of the chest?
Symptoms of a cat bite include skin puncture wound, pain around the bite, and bleeding from the bite. Deeper cat bites can cause dizziness, weakness, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting.
How does the doctor treat a cat bite of the chest?
Treatment for cat bites depends on the depth of penetration. General treatment includes wound irrigation and cleansing, tetanus vaccination, and antibiotics.
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