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Cat bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I just had a quick question
User :   about cat bites
User :   just a couple days ago I got a cat bite that wasn't too big
User :   I washed it with hot water and soap and put neosporin on it
Doctor :   ok
User :   I've looked through some websites just in case and all of them seems to say to go to a doctor immediately
User :   but my bite doesn't seem like a big deal though
User :   so I was wondering If i still should or not
Doctor :   you need to
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   was the cat stray?
User :   It seemed like a house pet
User :   I see it frequently near our appartments and it is pretty friendly
Doctor :   if you can trace owner ask for the vaccination record
User :   ok, but i dont really know who it's owner is
User :   but i'll try to find out
Doctor :   if not you may require anti rabies vaccination
Doctor :   to be on the safer side
User :   oh i see
User :   ok I think my 5 minutes is nearly up
User :   :)
User :   thank you
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