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Cat Scratch Fever Rash
I just wanted to know if after lymph nodes swell, during cat scratch fever, could a gum sore and a face rash be other symptoms?
Yes : Cat scratch disease can cause fever and rashes and especially swollen glands the rash could also be due to any medicine sores on the gum also can have many causes ask md about any treatment indicated for the illness . Some antibiotics may make the illness improve faster than without those medications. ...Read more
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
I got scratched by a car it's been like a month and so and its a stray cat do you think I got rabies or cat scratch fever ?
Locate the cat: Cats, dogs and ferrets are the 3 animals that we know we can monitor them for 10 days - and if they are 'fine' after a bite or a scratch, then you won't get rabies. The problem is, cats CAN be instrumental in propagating disease - so I would take this seriously. About 1 in 1000 rabies cases is from a scratch, so the odds are low - but I would still see a doc about this for more info. ...Read more
Bartonella henselae: This is caused by a strain of bacteria that often thrives in the secretions of young kittens.It ends up in lymph nodes where it can cause conspicuous swelling.A variety of antibiotics can kill the germ but the treatment is often started too late to prevent some of the symptoms. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: 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 children without immunological problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: A bacterium bartonella henselae is the cause, a blood test can detect antibodies to it dr ted butler. ...Read more
My head is swollen and kinda oozing clear thick stuff and I have diarea. are these also systems of cat scratch fever?
Uri: The combination of head congestion and mucus drainage presumably from your paranasal sinuses coupled with the presence of diarrhea suggests a viral upper respiratory tract infection and not cat scratch fever. Your symptoms should clear in several days and you should feel better after taking TYLENOL (acetaminophen) and using a nasal spray like ocean mist or even a decongestant like Sudafed,if you can take this. ...Read more
Many ways: This is caused by a small bacteria which produces a small skin lesion at the site of the scratch in 1/2-3/4 of patients. Lymph nodes enlarge in the area closer to the body within about 10-14 days. At first these may be firm and tender, but then may break down and drain persistently. In some patients, particularly with impaired immune function it can affect the eye, liver, nervous system, etc. ...Read more