Originally Posted by glitch
As for the cleaning of it, Pouring ANYTHING on it can push the debri into it! Its better to have cleaned it like that than not at all! I have never heard of putting that on there being a bad thing, and Im an EMT!
Sort of figured as much. Soaking doesn't involve actually pouring anything over the wound, which is why I suggested it and is how they will treat you for the wound.
I was put on Augmentin, too, and warned that my hand would still likely get infected. Given instructions to soak it, etc. It swelled, and honestly that hurt worse then the bite did.
No puss or bad infection, luckily - I'm a bleeder so it helped clean out the wounds somewhat.
Originally Posted by Pookie-poo
A couple of summers ago, my parent's cat, Samson, bit me when I was attempting to do sub-Q fluids on him.
I adore and love my Tomas dearly... but he would have to be e-collared and hogtied, or sedated before I would ever stick anything in him. Though sometimes it's the gentle ones you must watch out for.