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The infection typically responds favorably to medical treatment. Treatment is generally done on an outpatient basis and will involve external (topical) medications, as well as antibiotics for the infection.
An antibiotic treatment regimen is generally prescribed for more than a month to ensure that the entire infection is eliminated from the cat's system, which should also reduce the incidence of recurrence.
There is the possible complication of bacteria spreading into the blood, so it is important to observe the cat's recovery time and to notify the veterinarian in the event that other symptoms develop or the condition worsens.
Routine bathing of the cat’s wounds in benzoyl peroxide or other medicated shampoos can reduce the incidence of infection initially, and will help after to prevent recurrence.
A disease of the skin in which it emits pus
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A cut into the skin that is made by accident