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my cat has a open wound that wont heal

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hit open wound won't heal and the medicine won't stick to his open cut.
Does it look like a round hole with mucous in it?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: yes
Its quite possible your cat has a parasite called a cuterebra worm also sometimes called wolves or warbles. This is a fly larva that is under the skin. It needs vet removal as the worm can cause a toxic reaction if it gets crushed while its being removed.
You can read about this parasite here
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1540&articleid=3327
I've seen larger lumps and bigger openings than the article describes though.
Hope this helps you!
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
the cat was run over and the wound is from that. can the parasite get in there this fast. he just had the accident and I am just fostering him until he is better. but when the medicine wouldn't stick i thought you might help me with an idea of how to heal him faster if the medicine won't stick. maybe i should just contact the person i am fostering him for and see what he says about the medicine not sticking.
Thats why I asked what the wound looked like. Thanks for the extra info.
What I'd do with an injury like that from a car hit is use a warm damp compress on the spot to help draw infection, then clean with betadine iodine solution or 3% hydrogen peroxide, then glop on the antibiotic ointment in a thick layer.
Sometimes warming it a little makes it spread on a wound more easily.
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