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My hand is swollen from a cat bite

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My hand is swollen from a cat bite
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Cat teeth are sharp and can cause deep tissue infection from cat bite.

This is a medical emergency.

You will need to be on antibiotics soon.

IV antibiotic initially and then switched to oral antibiotic.

Levofloxacin, 4th generation cephalosporins are good choice.

Please go to the ER today.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you call in a prescription for me I do not have insurance
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

We do not offer prescription service as it is against the law.

You will need to go to the urgent care for clinical evaluation as this can be life threatening if not treated promptly.

Best wishes