Hi, I am asking for my mom ... she's 88. I give her light duty care. Over the past 3 weeks, she developed a rash on her upper chest only. They
are very itchy. Took her to a clinic last weekend as her doc cant see her until the 23rd. The doc there was mystified, did not venture any
diagnosis. She prescribed an antibiotic cream to deal with the infection from scratching until rashy bumps are raw.
OK, here is the thing, mom has a cat that she adores. The cat's litter box is in her bathroom; the sanitation is questionable. The cat sleeps
with her, sneezes in her face, and I am sure has scratched her once in a while. I am wondering if this acute red bumpy rash, as well as a hacking
cough from chronic sinus infection could all be linked to bacterial infection from the beloved cat? (Drum roll, please) Bartonella?
Next would be to get testing from her new geriatric physician? or what type of specialist would be quickest to recognize a cat-borne infection?
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I had this for a while this past year. it went away.
not sure what it was. sort of like strange pimples or something. mine wasn't too itchy, but when I got sweaty i noticed they did itch some. i started rubbing tea tree oil on them and maybe that is what helped them go away. I had them for about a month or 2 total.
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