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My house cat bit me and my arm has some swelling. What should

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My house cat bit me and my arm has some swelling. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.
cat bites are almost guaranteed to become infected if they are puncture wounds
you need antibiotics RIGHT AWAY
go to ER or urgent care and ask for augmentin