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Treatment for a cat bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   I was bitten by a 2 month kitten, i squeezed the blood out , washed it and put alcohol on it , this happened last week
Doctor :   ok,
User :   the place where i have been bitten is dark pink and a little puffed. what can i do ? is it late to take anti rabies ?
Doctor :   its not late to take rabies vaccine , go for it
Doctor :   and the discoloration may be due to contusion alone
Doctor :   so need not worry
User :   it only hurts if i try to squeeze it a little
User :   whats worrying me is the puffness
Doctor :   that is the local reaction , any contusion or wound due to bites may present that way
User :   i'll head to the hospital now then to take a shot, thank you Doctor.
User :   just to be on the safe side
Doctor :   yes, you may need an antiallergic also
User :   will check that out too. thanks so much
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