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    What should you do If you were bitten by a cat?

    This is a stupid question but yeah. I was bitten by a wild cat just a while ago.

    I saw this cat and tried to play with it, I gave him food and water then after that, I touched the cat and played with him then suddenly he bit me!

    the bite was not deep. theres no blood nor sting in the area but it just worries me. will I get rabies or whatever?

    So what should I do? should I go see the doctor tomorrow? I don't wanna' tell my mom about this as she warned me before not to play with animals. but hey, I love dogs and cats!

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    Go to a doctor, just to be sure. If the cat indeed was sick or having rabies with him and you don't get medical attention, you're going to be seriously ill or even worse...

    Don't mean to scare you, but your mom probably won't make you sick, but the bite might so its best to just confess and visit a doc with her.
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    you should consult a doctor

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    Yeah. I saw it on a website, I'm in serious trouble.

    I'll go to the university hospital tomorrow to see the doctor. I really don't want to tell my mom about this as she will be mad for sure.

    I won't play with cats again!

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    Domestic cats are fine; just don't go playing with feral ones. They might look cute, but they can be very evil - same goes with any other feral animal.

    Going to see your doctor would definitely be a wise move if you've been bitten and it's pierced your skin. The actual likelihood that you've been infected is low, so don't worry about it as there is nothing you can do until you've seen a doctor.

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    Yeah. the cat looks cute coz its color is all white. I hope I won't get any infections.

    Thanks!

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    Today's lolcat seems appropriate here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbyrd View Post
    Today's lolcat seems appropriate here...

    http://icanhascheezburger.com/2009/0...pecial-kitteh/
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    Seriously though, I wouldn't worry about it. Chances of you catching anything is slim. If it helps you stop worrying, just go visit the doctor, they will just give you a jab and you'll be ready for your next adventure.
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    I need a kevlar next time!

    I'll visit the doctor tomorrow morning.

    Thanks! =)

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    What should you do If you were bitten by a cat?
    Bite it back.

    Whether or not the cat had a disease really depends on the part of the world you are located in, and the diseases that are prevalent in that region.

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    What should you do If you were bitten by a cat?
    make some burger from cat?
    If seriously - go to the doctor immediately. The cat may be infected. You have no time to lose.
    Next time bring food to domestic cat only, unless you have armor and Magnum

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    Oh no! Go see a doctor and have your wound/ bite checked and cleaned right away. I hope it's nothing serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    This is a stupid question but yeah. I was bitten by a wild cat just a while ago.

    I saw this cat and tried to play with it, I gave him food and water then after that, I touched the cat and played with him then suddenly he bit me!

    the bite was not deep. theres no blood nor sting in the area but it just worries me. will I get rabies or whatever?

    So what should I do? should I go see the doctor tomorrow? I don't wanna' tell my mom about this as she warned me before not to play with animals. but hey, I love dogs and cats!
    To eliminate the chances of rabbies, you should eat that cat, dont mind it, its a joke. go to the doctor and follow what he instructs you.
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    I highly doubt the cat had rabies. If the cat bit you when you were playing with it... well, it's self-explanatory; he was either playing back or telling you to leave him alone. Also, aren't rabid animals supposed to be aggressive?

    P.S. - I'm not a doctor
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    YES go and see a Doctor.I got bit by my cat and he bit me several times before so i went to see my Doctor.HE gave me a shot and told me even a month later you can get some real nasty stuff from being bit.HE told me that he has seen patients with their arms swelled up 3 times their size.SO be very careful with a cat that you no nothing about.

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    cats mouths are extremely dirty. it is unlikely you will get rabies but there are thousands of other things you may get.

    A friend of mine got bit by his own cat on accident and he got a nasty infection at the bite site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityJJ View Post
    I highly doubt the cat had rabies. If the cat bit you when you were playing with it... well, it's self-explanatory; he was either playing back or telling you to leave him alone. Also, aren't rabid animals supposed to be aggressive?

    P.S. - I'm not a doctor
    Regardless of whether it has rabies or was aggressive, it's a wild animal and should be treated as such. You would be foolish to assume the animal didn't have any diseases that it could pass to you; it might be infected with one of a number of things that could potentially kill you.

    I've seen people very nearly die from bites or scratches and it's not nice. Get yourself checked out when you get bitten by any animal.

    "Rabid" animals don't have to be aggressive, but regardless all animals have diseases that can be passed to you. Even if you don't get infected from the animal, you can still get infected from a 3rd party through the scratch or bite mark; which can often be worse than getting the animal's infection.

    If the cat had recently killed or eaten a rodent, such as a rat, then you have a much higher chance of being infected with a much more dangerous infection.

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    I would visit a doctor right away because you said the cat was wild. If the cat was a pet, then you would be fine. My friend's cat bit me several times (I never learn) and I didn't get infected.
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    Domestic pet cats are usually vaccinated against most diseases; but you can still get infections from them. The chances are lower, but again it can and does happen.

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    My sister got scratched by a cat once when she was young..she got cat scratch fever from that.

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    I'd say catch the cat and take IT to the vet. I'm pretty sure they need the animal to determine if it has rabies.

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    Whys everyone rush to a doctor??? If it has something that is going to affect you, you will first see some redness around the area, then maybe some swelling. At that point you goto the doctor and get a prescription for some amoxicillin (antibiotic). If it begins to swell, put ice on it to slow it down.

    Not only have I been bit by quite a few cats, but the wife is a nurse.... so I get to hear all about numorous cases. The average stuff in a cats mouth will be easily killed off by your immune system. If you get redness or swelling, it'll be because they recently went yum yumming on something like a 3 day old mouse or something and the stronger germs are still in their saliva not yet killed off.... in which case they will bite if you rub their sore tummy

    At the very least put some alchohol, then peroxide, cold compress, and repeat a couple hours later. If you have any antibiotic or have a relative that does, take a couple (not at once..lol.. just according to label) and it'll save you a Benjamin or two.

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    As others have said, go and see a doctor! Go to the ER if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webdude View Post
    Whys everyone rush to a doctor??? If it has something that is going to affect you, you will first see some redness around the area, then maybe some swelling. At that point you goto the doctor and get a prescription for some amoxicillin (antibiotic). If it begins to swell, put ice on it to slow it down.

    Not only have I been bit by quite a few cats, but the wife is a nurse.... so I get to hear all about numorous cases. The average stuff in a cats mouth will be easily killed off by your immune system. If you get redness or swelling, it'll be because they recently went yum yumming on something like a 3 day old mouse or something and the stronger germs are still in their saliva not yet killed off.... in which case they will bite if you rub their sore tummy

    At the very least put some alchohol, then peroxide, cold compress, and repeat a couple hours later. If you have any antibiotic or have a relative that does, take a couple (not at once..lol.. just according to label) and it'll save you a Benjamin or two.
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    She was telling me about it, she said she went to sleep with it looking okay, woke up the next morning and it was pusing and swollen twice the size of her arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepybear View Post
    Yeah. the cat looks cute coz its color is all white. I hope I won't get any infections.

    Thanks!
    They are all cute till they are biting you.

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    THATS the same thing i did when tommy bit me (my cats name)Webdude.I put some peroxide and some antibiotic.THEN made a appointment to my Doctor because he has fangs like a sabertooth tiger and the marks were really bad in my arm.

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    I love cats but cat bites and scratches are serious things -- it is not unusual to people get nasty infections from vaccinated pet cats. Visit a doctor ASAP.
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    Well a while back i seen a cute cat outside and it seemed so friendly came up to me and i picked it up. OOOOOOOOPS once i did that it bit me ahhhhhh i yelled and let it go. I was nervous my self what should i do? I never went to the doctor's as i ended up being not to worried i simply put Peroxide and i felt alot less worried. But in your case it may not be the same. So simply consult a Doctor to be sure.

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