Scratches from a Cat
The photo shows 3-4 parallel scratches on the wrist caused by a cat.
First Aid Care Advice:
- Wash the scratches with soap and water.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment twice daily.
- Watch closely for signs of infection, especially the first 1-3 days. Signs of infection include fever, redness or tenderness or pus at the scratch site.
Source: Self Care Decisions, LLC
Used with Permission from Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC.