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Scratched on the by a cat. Arm is very painful and swollen. The scratches are hot to the touch an have a clear yellow seepage. Had fever. Should I have it checked out by a doctor?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Cat scratches can lead 2 specific infections, called cat scratch fever.
Get in 2 b cn.

In brief: Yes

Cat scratches can lead 2 specific infections, called cat scratch fever.
Get in 2 b cn.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Cat

Cat scratches and bites can cause severe infections.
Your symptoms are very concerning since you are having warmth to the area and discharge. This needs emergency medical evaluation. Any cat scratch or bite that is red, has discharge, red streaks, fever, or pain must be immediately evaluated.

In brief: Cat

Cat scratches and bites can cause severe infections.
Your symptoms are very concerning since you are having warmth to the area and discharge. This needs emergency medical evaluation. Any cat scratch or bite that is red, has discharge, red streaks, fever, or pain must be immediately evaluated.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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