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Can you have an allergic reaction to a cat scratch?
Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
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Regarding this, what does a cat allergy look like?
hives or a rash on the chest and face. red, itchy eyes.redness of the skin where a cat has scratched, bitten, orlicked you. runny, itchy, stuffy nose.
Likewise, what happens if I get scratched by a cat? Later, the person's lymph nodes closest to the originalscratch or bite can become swollen, tender, orpainful. Wash cat bites and scratches well with soapand running water. Contact your doctor if you develop anysymptoms of cat-scratch disease or infection. CSD iscaused by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae.
Also question is, how long does an allergic reaction to cats last?
In some cat-allergic people, thereaction happens almost instantaneously. Others mayexperience an extended delay (between 4-8 hours) between exposureand reaction. The duration of symptoms may be anywhere froma few minutes to persistence of much longer periods.
Why does my skin puff up when my cat scratched me?
When people who have dermatographia lightlyscratch their skin, the scratches redden intoa raised wheal similar to hives. The cause of dermatographia isunknown, but it can be triggered in some people by infections,emotional upset or medications such as penicillin.