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Can you get rabies from a cat scratch?

Can you get rabies from a cat scratch?

No: Even if the cat has rabies, and I have not heard of that as a source in the usa, the claws would not be infected and while other conditions like 'cat scratch fever' can arise from a scratch, rabies is not on the table. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Cat Scratch Fever (Definition)

Infectious disease caused by the bacterium bartonella henselae. It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat after about one to two weeks after the scratch. Lymph gland swelling in neck and under the arms are common. The disease is self-limiting, and is usually treated without anti-biotics in normal ...Read more


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Can puffiness and itchint at a cat scratch site be symptoms of cat scratch disease?

Can puffiness and itchint at a cat scratch site be symptoms of cat scratch disease?

Not really: Yes and no. Probably everyone will get some puffiness and mild itching at the site of a cat scratch. Cat scratch disease is much more than those symptoms. But i would guess that almost everyone who gets cat scratch disease also had some puffiness and itching at the scratch site. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you catch rabies from a small cat scratch wound?

Can you catch rabies from a small cat scratch wound?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Can you gey rabies if a cat scratches you?

Can you gey rabies if a cat scratches you?

Possible but unlikel: If it was a domesticated cat with vaccines, if wild, ask local healthdept. ...Read more

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Can i get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

Can i get Lyme disease from a cat bite?

No: Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks . Deer tick bites can transmit the lyme disease not cat bites. Pasturella infections are often times associated with cat bites and can progress very rapidly, they are treated with penicillin. ...Read more

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Could you get rabies/other diseases from a cat bite?

Could you get rabies/other diseases from a cat bite?

Cat bites -dangerous: Cat bites can actually be 'worse' than dog bites - with almost 80% becoming infected. That's because the needle like teeth of cats can puncture deeply, then the wound 'closes' and the conditions for an infection are set up. People should immunize their cats against rabies, because certainly they can bring that disease home -imagine if they bring in a dead bat! Make sure to take care of your cat. ...Read more

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Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Yes: But you still need to come in contact with a cat. If a cat licks a break in your skin, then bartonella, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease, can be transmitted. ...Read more

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Do dogs or cats cause more allergies? We want a pet.

Do dogs or cats cause more allergies? We want a pet.

They can: Dog and cats can definitely cause allergies. They may cause asthma too. If u r prone to develop allergies, even if u have no allergy to dogs and cats now, u can develop allergy to them in the future. ...Read more

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What diseases can cat bites cause?

What diseases can cat bites cause?

See below: The most common is a skin infection at the site of the bite. You can also get catch scratch disease, which results in infection of lymph nodes near the site. Although, this is more common with kittens. ...Read more

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How do you cure cat scratch fever?

How do you cure cat scratch fever?

With antibiotics: see your primary care physician .They will probably do some blood tests to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you recover from cat scratch /disease?

Recovery.: Usually no treatment is required for cat scratch disease but antibiotics may be required in severe cases. ...Read more

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Can you get lymes disease from flea bites?

Can you get lymes disease from flea bites?

No: Fleas can carry tapeworms ; murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. ...Read more

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Can a cat allergy make you susceptable to illness?

Can a cat allergy make you susceptable to illness?

Yes: Allergies in general cause your immune system to work in a way that makes you more prone to viral infections. Both the duration and severity of such illnesses are greater in those with allergies, compared to those without allergies. Controlling allergies sometimes helps to reduce the frequency and severity of such illnesses. ...Read more

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Can you explain how an epidemic disease spreads?

That depends on the: actual disease. It is not the same for all. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

What are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

Azithromycin: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial uinfection caused by bartonella henselae and b. Clarridgeiae. There are 25, 000 cases annually in the us. It is characterized by a papule or pustule at the site of innoculation with swollen regional lymph node swelling. Csd is usually treated with a 5 day course of azithromycin/zithromax. ...Read more

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Cat nail scratch can dieses me or not? And if cure which dieses?

Cat nail scratch can dieses me or not? And if cure which dieses?

Possible Infection: You can definitely get an infection from a cat scratch, if you notice abnormal welling and it hasn't healed a little in a few days you should go see a doctor so that they can help you further. ...Read more

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Can animal allergies (i.e. cats or dogs) contribute to sarcoidosis symptoms?

Can animal allergies (i.e. cats or dogs) contribute to sarcoidosis symptoms?

Symptoms: both allergies and sarcoid can cause airway symptoms independently;so if symptomatic may not be able to differentiate the relative contributions ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Cat Scratch Disease (Definition)

An infection of the lymph nodes following a scratch or bite from a cat. ...Read more