Trunk Cat Bite Overview
Another name for Trunk Cat Bite is Cat Bite of the Trunk.
Are cat bites to the trunk serious?
A person with a cat bite to the trunk may have a bite to the chest, back, abdomen, or buttocks. 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 trunk, 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 to the trunk?
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 to the trunk?
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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