Usually cat scratch syndrome after about 1-2 months is cured spontaneously. In some cases, to reduce pain in the inflamed lymph node, puncture can be performed, followed by removal of pus from it.
If the disease occurs without complications, the following medicines may be taken orally: erythromycin (500 mg four times a day), doxycycline (100 mg twice per day), or ciprofloxacin (500 mg twice daily). Preparations should be taken for 10-14 days if the patient's immune system is in order, or 8-12 weeks if immunodeficiency is observed (rifampicin can additionally be prescribed).
If complications occur in the form of endocarditis or osteomyelitis or any pathology of internal organs, administration of erythromycin (500 mg four times a day) or doxycycline (100 mg twice per day) is given parenterally for 2-4 weeks. After the end of this course, you must take the same drugs at the same dosage inside within 8-12 weeks.
Alternative drugs - azithromycin, ofloxacin, chloramphenicol, tetracyclines, and clarithromycin.
The area of inflamed lymph nodes can be treated with the help of physiotherapy methods - such as UHF or diathermy.
Among the alternative treatments one of the most effective is the use of the juice of calendula flowers (note that only fresh juice is suitable). This medicine has disinfectant properties, and also helps to speed up the wound healing process. The juice is applied to a clean cotton swab, through which a scratch or bite treatment is performed. The same curative properties and has a fresh juice celandine.
A good remedy is the yarrow, the fresh juice of which heals very effectively the various damages of the skin. Immediately after receiving a bite or a scratch, you should treat the damaged area with yarrow juice.
Also as a healing agent can be used nettle juice - it needs to moisten a piece of clean bandage, then attach it to a scratched or bitten place. Change compresses should be at least 10 times a day.
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