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Immediate medical care after bitten by a stray cat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   OK I GOT BIT BY A STAY CAT YESTERDAY AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT HAS RABIES HOW DO I KNOW IF I DO AND TO I NEED TO GO IN SEE A DOCTOR
Doctor :   ok
User :   WHAT ARE TO SIGNS
Doctor :   cat bite usually would not lead to rabies as dog and bat does
Doctor :   but cat bite can lead to aome other bacterial infections which might be limb threatening
User :   BUT THE CAT WAS KIND OF DROOLING
Doctor :   *some
Doctor :   okay
User :   ITS WAS DROOLING A LITTLE BUT LIKE NOT ALOT
Doctor :   it leads to infcetion by a organism called pasterulla multocida
User :   SO SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR
Doctor :   so you need immediate antibiotic coverage
User :   ok thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   So i advise you to have a physcial examination of local wound by doctor and have proper treatment
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