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Can my cat's diabetes cause nailbed infection?

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can my cat's diabetes cause nailbed infection?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Diabetes can cause an individual to be more susceptible to infections, so can be an underlying cause of the nailbed infection. If there was some type of trauma to the nail or that toe, it would be easier for him to get an infection there. That goes for anywhere on his body. I hope this answers your questions. Please let me know if it does not.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
is there anything I can do for him til I can get him into his vet?
Expert:  Dr. John replied 8 months ago.

You can try soaking it in warm water with an antibacterial shampoo for 5-10 minutes twice daily. If he will leave it alone, you can even try putting Neosporin on it. Ultimately, though, he needs to be on a antibiotic. Hope this helps

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