I had my girls so well accustomed to treating our cats gently. Then the danged neighbor's kid started coming over, chasing them to pick them up and carry them. Now my girls are all over the cats like flies on honey.
Thankfully, the cats have been remarkably patient. And, while my girls are constantly in their faces and bugging the snot out of the poor creatures, they're not being rough with them. But apparantly, dd2 did something to piss off one of our kitties yesterday. DH said it happened so fast, he didn't even realize the cat was there. She was rewarded with a chomp on the arm
DH washed it and bundled it up with a cool wet towel for comfort, and when I got home she nursed and then seemed to be pretty comfortable with it. Today... the area around it is red and warm. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it, but I'm pretty freaked. We were at my Mom's house, and she right away ran for an arsenal of topical drugs for it. *grumble* most of them weren't even appropriate - nystatin, benedryl. I allowed her to put on some bacitracin, but doubted it would have much benefit since the wound itself is already closed.
So, what should we be doing for this? Should I call our ped about it? She's very holistic, usually advises homeopathics or herbs as a first line defense. I trust her opinion, if she actually says abx, it's for a darned good reason. But she keeps extremely short hours every week and even getting a phone consultation with her is tough.