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What is the first aid for cat scratch/cat bite? My sis wasnt sure if it's a bite.. But said it keeps on bleeding, and she puts alcohol on it and wash

What is the first aid for cat scratch/cat bite? My sis wasnt sure if it's a bite.. But said it keeps on bleeding, and she puts alcohol on it and wash

See below: If it is a cat not known to you such as your own or a neighbor, you need to make sure that there shots are up to date and that you see a doctot. After cleaning it apply an antiseptic to the wound such a s neosporin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the main symptom of cat scratch disease and is it likely I have it?

Can you tell me about the main symptom of cat scratch disease and is it likely I have it?

Cat Scratch Disease: Sx's: fever, headache, fatigue, v appetite ; swollen lymph nodes. I don't know what your symptoms are or your risks for getting it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat scratch disease ?

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What are the symptoms of cat scratch disease ?

Swollen gland: Gland swelling is the predominant symptom in individuals with normal immune system. Fever is noted in approximately 30% of patients. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cat scratch disease?

Blood tests: Blood tests (bartonella henslae titers).

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Could a cat scratch be cause of death?

Could a cat scratch be cause of death?

Yes: The bacterial infection called cat scratch fever sometimes kills especially by causing an encephalopathy. An aggressive bacterial infection due to a cat scratch, as by some staphylococci, can kill in a few days; or an untreated infection by a more common bacterium might also turn septic and cause death. Of course these are rare; just do first-aid for the injury and watch it. ...Read more

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If we treat my child's cat scratch disease will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying?

Curable: Cat scratch disease is produced by a bacteria named bartonella henselae. It is quite treatable and curable and should not leave any permanent damages. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of 2 cat scratches on my neck?

How do I get rid of 2 cat scratches on my neck?

Cat Scratch: Apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandage to the areas of the wound that were deep enough to bleed. Depending on the size of the scratch, this could be a band-aid or two - or a piece of gauze held in place with an ace-bandage or rolled gauze. Watch the wound for signs of infection. These include swelling, redness, tenderness and oozing. If these signs appear, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the first aid for cat scratch/cat bite? My sis wasnt sure if it's a bite.. But said it keeps on bleeding, and she puts alcohol on it and wash

See below: If it is a cat not known to you such as your own or a neighbor, you need to make sure that there shots are up to date and that you see a doctot. After cleaning it apply an antiseptic to the wound such a s neosporin. ...Read more

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When my cat bites/scratches me the skin raises?

When my cat bites/scratches me the skin raises?

Normal vs. allergy: Your skin raising at the area where the cat scratches or bites can be a normal skin reaction. If the skin surrounding the scratch raises and turns red then you may have a possible allergy. If this occurs with itching and swelling beyond the scratch you may need to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Cat overdue for rabies vaccine. Outdoor cat, scratches puppy sometimes. If puppy bites me when playing, should I be concerned? Vaccinate cat and self?

Cat overdue for rabies vaccine. Outdoor cat, scratches puppy sometimes. If puppy bites me when playing, should I be concerned? Vaccinate cat and self?

See below: So rabies is transmitted through saliva, not a scratch. However, it would be very wise of you to get both the cat and puppy (when old enough according to the vet) vaccinated for rabies and maintain that vaccine as recommended (rabies is devastating to them too). The puppy nipping at you is not likely to give you rabies. You don't need to be vaccinated unless you're bit by an unknown animal. ...Read more

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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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Hello,my cat scratched my right wrist and now I have a red bump on my right hand. I'm a bit concerned,is that normal? I'd like to have some more information about this. I've been reading through some websites about the disease called ''Cat scratch fever/d

Hello,my cat scratched my right wrist and now I have a red bump on my right hand. I'm a bit concerned,is that normal? I'd like to have some more information about this. I've been reading through some websites about the disease called ''Cat scratch fever/d

DOUBT IT: CSD is a slow moving bacterial infection that tends to cause swelling and inflammation in lymph nodes. The offending germ is common in the saliva of young cats, not older ones. There can be a bump in the scratch site, but this process moves toward your core, not down your hand.Other germs can be involved with a local site infection.Call your doc or go to a drop in clinic and have it examined. ...Read more

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Cat scratch how long after to get shot?

Cat scratch how long after to get shot?

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 would have at least a week to decide.They often keep the only supplies of the vaccine.There is no shot for "cat scratch fever".Simple washing with soap/water can reduce local infection that might benefit from a shot. ...Read more

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When should you get checked for a cat scratch?

When should you get checked for a cat scratch?

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 healthy people this is usually not a serious illness but is characterized by a lump that develops at the site of injury several days afterwards, and accompanied by fever, GI distress, and enlarged lymph nodes. These symptoms warrant investigation. ...Read more

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How long after a very minor cat scratch am I safe from getting CSD? The scratch happened 2 days ago and has already totally healed.

How long after a very minor cat scratch am I safe from getting CSD? The scratch happened 2 days ago and has already totally healed.

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 people require no treatment anyway. ...Read more

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Could a cat scratch be cause of death?

Yes: The bacterial infection called cat scratch fever sometimes kills especially by causing an encephalopathy. An aggressive bacterial infection due to a cat scratch, as by some staphylococci, can kill in a few days; or an untreated infection by a more common bacterium might also turn septic and cause death. Of course these are rare; just do first-aid for the injury and watch it. ...Read more

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How do I reduce chances of scarring from a hard cat scratch?

How do I reduce chances of scarring from a hard cat scratch?

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, take care of the wound by putting ointment and scar cream later. ...Read more

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Can my cat scratch my cornea?

Can my cat scratch my cornea?

Certainly: If this has happened, you should make sure to see an ophthomologist to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more