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Suggest treatment for cat scratch

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Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Question: I'm really scared I just got scratched by stray cat and bit I am freaking out about cat scratch disease what should I do
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Answered by Dr. Karl Logan (59 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi thanks for your question. Just because you have been scratched by a stray cat it does not mean that you will get cat scratch disease which is a bacterial infection secondary to the scratch. Most healthy people do not require any treatment even if they do get the infection as it will improve spontaeously.I hope this answers your question and reassures you. Best wishes
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Brief Answer: No action required. Detailed Answer: Hi thanks for your question. Just because you have been scratched by a stray cat it does not mean that you will get cat scratch disease which is a bacterial infection secondary to the scratch. Most healthy people do not require any treatment even if they do get the infection as it will improve spontaeously.I hope this answers your question and reassures you. Best wishes