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I had a kitten bite on my wrist on 7th Sept. 2014 - my wrist

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I had a kitten bite on my wrist on 7th Sept. 2014 - my wrist was very painful also my neck was aching. I had a tetanus booster a week later and a course of antibiotics 2 weeks later. I still have a really painful wrist especially when showering, washing my hair and dressing. If I try and lift anything like my shopping basket, the pain shoots up my arm. I have been applying Ibuprofen gel (as I cannot take the tablets), this eases the pain for a while.
I really didn't expect the problem to last this long and would appreciate your advice. Should I re-visit my G.P?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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yes, you should visit your GP doctor

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you could have a tendonitis in your wrist or carpel tunnel syndrome

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or possibly even an infection in the wrist possibly

Dr. David :

it doesn't sound like you have tentanus

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but you should see your GP doctor

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and get your wrist examined

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and possibly get a wrist xray

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you might benefit from a steroid injection in the wrist.

JACUSTOMER-r9c2nl9e- :

o.k thanks for your advice - I will try and get an appointment tomorrow - I really didn't think a small kitten could do me such harm. Perhaps I should have had medication sooner.

Dr. David :

it might not be the bite

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it could be tendonitis or inflammation of the tendon in the wrist.

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you can try icing the wrist as well to help decrease inflammation and pain.

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I hope it gets better.

JACUSTOMER-r9c2nl9e- :

thank you -

Dr. David :

if the area gets worse, more red, swollen, painful, hot, then you should got to the ER or A&E department.

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you are welcome

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best of luck to you

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