This is Dr. David
I'm sorry you got scratched by your cat.
sounds like a deep puncture wound.
red and purple can be from bleeding inside of the wound.
you should be icing the area and elevating it above your heart to decrease swelling and to decrease pain.
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i hope you have washed out the wound with soap and water.
applying neosporin antibiotic ointment can help as well.
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the wound looks good.
doesn't look infected
keep the area clean
wash with soap and water regularly
keep using antibiotic ointment on the area
use a bandaid to cover.
ice the wound to decrease pain and swelling
you can elevate the hand as well to decrease swelling.
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