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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rabies shot?: If it has been 10 or more years since your last rabies shot or you don't know how long it has been - get shot as soon as possible. If you are not refe ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
For what: Domesticated cats are rarely carriers of rabies while ferile ones might.Call your local health department to see if they recommend any such action.You ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cat Scratch Fever: Bartonella causes Cat Scratch Fever in humans, and is transmitted from the claw or fur of a cat following trauma such as a scratch. In otherwise heal ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes: There is a disease called cat scratch fever or disease, a benign infectious disease caused by the intracellular bacterium bartonella henselae.Most com ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience Dermatology
Possible infection.: If a cat scratches you, it can introduce bacterial infection into the skin causing an impetigo or even a cellulitis. If there is redness, pain, swelli ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
10 days: You are probably not infected. If you are, a small pimple will appear at the site. This will occur within 10 days. You are already healed and most peo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Cat scratch: This depends on what part of the eye was scratched, the severity of the scratch, and whether it is infected. This should be managed by an ophthalmol ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The bacterial infection called cat scratch fever sometimes kills especially by causing an encephalopathy. An aggressive bacterial infection due to a c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Possible but unlikel: If it was a domesticated cat with vaccines, if wild, ask local healthdept.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wound care: Keep the wound clean with gentle soap and water, place a small amount of antibiotic ointment on the wound, followed by a clean dressing. Do this 2x/d ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Chung
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infection control: If you have a scratch from a cat, infection has to be prevented first. Cat scratch fever is a disease caused by a bacteria found in cats. And then, ta ... Read More

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