Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Child was scratched by cat. Should she get vaccinated?

My daughter was scratched on the arm by a cat living around our home. Then the cat disappeared. Have not seen cat since and it s been 8 days. I know the cat was acting fine and did not intentionally scratch, my daughter picked her up to move her off the road and the cat got startled. My concern is, what if the cat had rabies . Should my daughter be vaccinated?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  47
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query.
As you are not able to trace the cat, I advise you to get your child vaccinated completely for rabies with 5 doses on 0, 3, 7, and 14 days.
And at the same time you observe for any rash or fever, as there are chances of getting cat scratch disease after the bite or scratch by a cat.
So consult your Pediatrician for vaccination advise.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Since cat has disappeared and you cannot trace it,so i recommend you to get your child vaccinated as per immunization schedule.
She needs vaccination on day 0,3,7,14 and 28.
Get in touch with your pediatrician and get her vaccinated as early since it has already been 8 days.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor