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Offline tandemreiser

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cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« on: Thursday April 21, 2005, 01:52:34 AM »
I am going NUTS.
I got scratchted by my cat last week and within 20 minutes got itcy bumps which have continued to spread over the insides of my arms, my hip, and all the way up to my underarms. they are NOT going away. I have increased the meds I am on for bartonella, (I have chronic Lyme and bartonella) but my doctor said she had not heard of such bad itching. I am on an antihistamine and also Lidex cream and have resorted to all the usual things....nothing is working. I even put liquid lidocaine on my skin..that lasts a while. I do not know if this is an allergy or what...
can any of you help or relate?

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #1 on: Thursday April 21, 2005, 01:59:42 AM »
hi tandemreiser,

 When I used to get scratched by my cats it would get raised around it, but not spread though. Have you gone back to the Dr to check that out esp since it isn't going away?

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #2 on: Thursday April 21, 2005, 02:00:39 AM »
Welcome to Skin Cell tandemreiser,

Have you ever heard of Cat Scratch Disease? Here's a link, check it out.

Nice to meet you!

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                            http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/adult_nontrauma/cat.cfm

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #3 on: Thursday April 21, 2005, 02:50:26 PM »
Hiya, tandemreiser, and welcome to SkinCell!

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #4 on: Friday April 22, 2005, 03:26:40 PM »

:hi: Tandemreiser,

Welcome to our SkinCell cyber family. :)

That link Ellen gave you looks very interesting and I think maybe you should print that out and take to your doctor on your next visit as he/she may find it useful.

I hope you manage to get this rash under control asap.

Please do let us know how you get on and also have a good look around our boards and feel free to jump in and post anywhere. :)


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« Reply #5 on: Saturday April 23, 2005, 05:30:36 AM »
 :hi: Welcome to Skincell, Tandem! Let us know how you're getting on.  :hugs:

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« Reply #6 on: Saturday April 23, 2005, 07:13:23 AM »
Hey Tandemreiser, welcome to skin cell! ;D
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday April 23, 2005, 11:17:53 PM »
 :hi:

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #8 on: Sunday April 24, 2005, 05:32:27 AM »
Tandermreiser,

Welcome to Skincell!    :hi: :hi:

Please demand to be seen by a Dermatologist if the Gp doesn't get this cleared up.
Please let us know what the Dr. says.  I hope you get better soon.

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #9 on: Monday May 12, 2008, 08:47:48 PM »
I too was scratched on my arm by my c8 year old indoor only cat about 2 months ago.  I thought I cleaned the area well, I applied neosporin and put a bandage on it for the night.  Since then the scratches have healed, but I get bumps that itch around them...not always, and of course if I scratch them they become irritated.  Some days the bumps aren't even there.   I am still applying neosporin to the scratches for healing and to prevent permanent scarring.  But I wonder about the scratches.  I read all about cat scratch fever but this has nothing to do with it.  The inflammation and itching is confined to just the scratch area.  Does anyone have a clue as to what to put on it?  I tried some cortisone cream today for the itching and will monitor that.   ???  thanks. 

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Re: cat scratch and itchy bumps HELP
« Reply #10 on: Saturday May 17, 2008, 03:35:53 AM »
 You might want to try putting Tea Tree oil on it. Some people respond really well to Tea tree oil put on their animal scratches.

 The itchy bumps left behind might have something to do with being scratched by your cat, if there is a residual or lasting effect. It still could go away in time, especially if you keep treating it.
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday May 17, 2008, 11:08:17 AM »
My guess (and this is a guess) is that your kitty had something in its claws that has sprouted an allergic reaction.

You are right about the cat scratch fever. I had it when I was in high school, and it was far closer to mumps or mono than what you're describing! ;) (I've never in  my life seen my Daddy move that fast...)
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