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Date : 16-Jul-2014
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User:A cat scratched me yesterday.
User:Doctor, just 3 spots of blood where her nails struck me.
User:Do I need to treat it?
Doctor:Do you mean you bled 3 spots from a second persons nail injury?
Doctor:If that is the case, you can safely ignore it.
Doctor:You are not likely to have serious health problems from it.
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:Is there any other questions?
User:I didn't.
User:I meant three bled spots from a cat.
User:*cat scratch.
Doctor:In that case it is advisable to wash the wound thoroughly.
Doctor:Consider tetanus shot.
User:Can you recommend any doctor for the tetanus shot?
Doctor:The benefits of rabies immunization is not very clear in this case, however to be on the safer side, you can consider 3 doses of rabies vaccines.
Doctor:You don't require any special doctor to give tetanus shot.
Doctor:It is an injection which any doctor or nurse can give.
Doctor:Visit any nearby clinic or hospital to get it.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thanks a lot.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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