Red blisters from cat scratch and cellulitis in ankle not healing?

female age 55, overweight, smoker, colitis, no surgeries, OTC Zantac, Excedrin, multi vitamins, Fish Oil, and for 24 hrs taken garlic and goldenseal by mouth. Slightly warm off and on, headache, backache, nausea, just feel kinda crumby. Third day since scratches on left breast from ferrel cat we had taken in last 2 weeks while she gave birth so shed be safe.Wash it numerous times daily w/soap n water and apply neosporin by day and pure honey by night. Scratches were looking pretty good but tonight very red and several tiny oozing spots with a red blood blister in between the scratches which go up and down my left breast. No insurance or money hate to go to ER but wonder if I should. No tetanus shot for 37 years. have 4 teenage kids. health is fair. allergic to all cillins, keflex, eurethromyasin, codeine. Cellulitis in rt. ankle from tattoo ink last year never healed still large nodule over area despite 10 days of antibiotics.

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Ayman Darrag
1:33 pm

Hi and welcome to question doctors .com
If these symptoms are new as you said and just after the scratch then you gotta go to ER as this may be infected wound by any type of bacteria not necessarily tetanus …but it needs check and antibiotic prescription..

Ahmed Fawzy
11:11 am

From the picture it looks like contact dermatitis
mix two tablespoons of baking soda in cool water. Soak a washcloth in the cool water, wring it out, and apply it to the skin, also use antihystaminic drug
And hydrocortisone cream