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Old 04-05-2012, 08:38
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A woman who works for my friend got an infected arm after her cat scratched her. She was in hospital for a week, had IV antibiotics and had to have an operation to have the wound drained.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:42
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Cat Scratch Disease ?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:26
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You can't be "allergic" to a cat scratch. It's not physically possible. You can get an infection from cat scratches, although if you wash the scratch properly afterwards, it's unlikely. The pain of the scratch depends on (a) state of cat's claws - some are sharper than others, and (b) where it scratches you - some areas of the skin have a better nerve supply.

OP, unless you develop red streaks running up your arm - basically, get over it and stop annoying the cat.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:37
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A woman who works for my friend got an infected arm after her cat scratched her. She was in hospital for a week, had IV antibiotics and had to have an operation to have the wound drained.
Cat scratches can be dangerous , they can infect the patient with a Bartonella virus and be really ill .
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Old 04-05-2012, 13:37
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I say you've been infected with a hook worm, hopefully just the feline version, rather than the human version as that's a very nasy parasite
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Old 04-05-2012, 13:39
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Iv woken up this morning and my scratch STILL hurts. okay thanks!!! its not that red or hot so il try your dettol idea, i hope it doesnt sting too much
Glad to hear you made it through the night!
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Old 04-05-2012, 13:42
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Breathe into a paper bag and have a cup of tea yappy.
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:40
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Glad to hear you made it through the night!
thanks stargazer my scratch feels a lot better now, it only hurts when i press it
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:42
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Breathe into a paper bag and have a cup of tea yappy.
how did you no i was drinking some tea im not breathing into a paper bag tho i am eating a malteasers bunny
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:43
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I say you've been infected with a hook worm, hopefully just the feline version, rather than the human version as that's a very nasy parasite
theres a worm inside me?
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:45
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Cat scratches can be dangerous , they can infect the patient with a Bartonella virus and be really ill .
omgs

well last time i got a deep scratch from my cat not soon after i had a really bad cough that lasted for weeks. i still have the scar there i need some bio oil
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:46
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A woman who works for my friend got an infected arm after her cat scratched her. She was in hospital for a week, had IV antibiotics and had to have an operation to have the wound drained.
woah how come??
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:47
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theres a worm inside me?
Probably. The only way to be sure you get rid of it is to drink a concoction of household cleaning aids, normally found under the kitchen sink. 2 parts bleach to 1 part Windolene.
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:47
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You can't be "allergic" to a cat scratch. It's not physically possible. You can get an infection from cat scratches, although if you wash the scratch properly afterwards, it's unlikely. The pain of the scratch depends on (a) state of cat's claws - some are sharper than others, and (b) where it scratches you - some areas of the skin have a better nerve supply.

OP, unless you develop red streaks running up your arm - basically, get over it and stop annoying the cat.
yes you can, people are allergic to all sorts. some people are even allergic to water
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Old 04-05-2012, 15:50
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Probably. The only way to be sure you get rid of it is to drink a concoction of household cleaning aids, normally found under the kitchen sink. 2 parts bleach to 1 part Windolene.
i dont believe you. i cant feel any worms inside me
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Old 04-05-2012, 16:17
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Is your cat ok Yappy?
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:03
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:11
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I would be asking myself why the cat scratches in the first place!
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:51
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yes you can, people are allergic to all sorts. some people are even allergic to water
I could go into all the details of antibodies, innate and cellular immunity, how the immune response is produced, etc., but it would probably be quite boring. Suffice it to say that no, you can't be allergic to water, in terms of H2O. You might be allergic to something IN the water, even in minute quantities, but you can't be allergic to water. The human body is about 60% H2O. If you were allergic to it, you'd die.

So if anyone thinks they're allergic to water, bless them, they're completely deluded and attention-seeking.
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:52
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I would be asking myself why the cat scratches in the first place!
I think both you and I know the answer to that, don't we?

Everyone (and animal) has their limits.
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Old 04-05-2012, 18:51
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Omg still no word on pusskins.
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Old 04-05-2012, 19:37
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do they? his nails never look that dirty to me. and he refuses to use the litter tray these days! goes outside to do his business
And the soil he digs in outside doesn't contain bacteria and all sorts of other nasties? Probably more likley to pick up an infection from an outdoor cat than one that uses indoor facilties...
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:37
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yes you are

i hate pigeons 2 of them almost swooped down and tried to steal my pasty one time wen i was in town
But they didn't manage to.

I was almost a brain surgeon and a film director. Almost.

I've grown to love you yappy. Bet you never wanted that.

ETA. You shouldn't post rubbish on a serious thread.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:42
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My Mums leg got infected by a dog scratch, she had to go on anti-biotics and painkillers and almost lost her leg
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Old 05-05-2012, 15:43
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woah how come??
She got an infection in her hand and her hand and then her arm swelled up. The docs said it was some nasty bacteria that got into her from the cat.
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