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Rabies and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi,Actually this is regarding rabies, one month back, a street dog tried to bite me, by it's behavior it looked like it was infected with rabies, after getting back to home when I checked at the place where it attempted to bite, there was not wound or not even a scrach, that i guess becuase i had worn a thick lower, but it did left a lot of sliva on my lover, but i didn't go for any medical treatment
Doctor :   Was it a street dog
User :   yes, now a day's in the morning I feel really tired, with sour mouth, could you please conform whether is it a symptom of rabies
Doctor :   Rabies virus can also spread if the saliva enters the broken skin or through the wound
Doctor :   the symptoms of rabies Hydrophobia(fear of water), unable to drink water, fever, excess salivation
User :   there was no wound or broken skin there, and its been more than a month
User :   is it possible to have treatment after one month incase the symptoms are there
Doctor :   when you had this incident
User :   it has been more than a month I dont remember exactly
Doctor :   the incubation period for rabies is for one month to three months
Doctor :   The rabies incubation period may vary from a few days to several years, but is typically one to three months. During this time, the rabies virus is multiplying within the body.

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