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Cat Scratch Disease


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Comment from: coco, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I was bitten by a cat a few years ago and lost the use of my right hand from cat scratch disease, and also had cellulitis. Since then I have suffered with severe bone pain, mainly back and legs. I have been diagnosed with chronic regional pain syndrome. I am looking if any trials are available.

Comment from: TS, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

First things first; if you do research and start reading medical reports on cat scratch disease, some will say 1 episode confers lifelong immunity. Not true. I am currently suffering from my 2nd infection from it, almost 25 years from after the 1st infection. The first time I had pneumonia/flu type symptoms, and went on Cipro within 48 hours. I don't recall how long it took it to be fully resolved. But the symptoms were limited to coughing, high fever, headaches, swollen glands near ears, pain in throat. This time, the symptoms are remarkably different; low-grade fevers, swollen lymph nodes in the back of neck and in the arms, terrible arm pain originating from near elbows, ulcerations under the eyelids with eye pain, pain in throat, migraine headaches, and abdominal pain, anxiety and agitation. I'm now entering the 3rd month, and I am not doing antibiotics this time, but rather just vitamins, supplements and a variety of other helpful herbs and natural food items. Everything has pretty much abated except for the arm pain.

Comment from: IvoryCat, Female (Patient) Published: October 20

I petted a familiar stray cat around my park on Saturday, and it sunk its claws deep in my forearm, and I am now experiencing sweats, chills, intense fatigue, malaise and nausea. Although it is not as severe as it was on Monday, it is still miserable. It says if the person has a strong immune system it just has to run its course. Not much you can do. Doctor can do a culture because it is even hard to diagnose and won't show in a culture for 3 to 6 weeks and by that time it will probably be gone. It affects the lymph nodes too. I haven't slept since Saturday night, my eyes are swollen and red, and I feel like a confused zombie. I hope it goes soon! Don't pet stray cats!

Comment from: Nat, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 06

I suffered a deep punctured cat bite. I was put on antibiotics for cat scratch disease and on the last day of 10 days of strong antibiotics, the pain was so severe I could not sleep, and my whole body felt on fire and itching. I was planning to go to the doctor but out of desperation to find some kind of physical relief, I poured a few drops of P73 wild oregano oil and within the hour my nerves had calmed! So I put that to the area maybe 6 times a day and 3 months later the hardness from infection left.

Comment from: Lauraawerner1964, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I wonder if I can get septic from my cat putting her claws into my chest. I am not sure if I should get help for myself, it's been about 2 days 3 days.


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