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Bitten by a cat, severe pain in wound. Okay to take a vaccination after five days?

Hi Got bitten by my cat last night. She doesnt have anti rabies vaccine . The wound hurts a lot but I have not taken any vaccination yet. Is it okay if I get the vaccination 5 days after my cat has bitten me? I also have work in the field so I always walk all the time. Anyway,my cat always stays at home and not taken any food except cat food.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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thanks for writing to health care magic.

No you should get the vaccination immediately along with tetanus injections

Do not take the risk of waiting for 5 days......... it would be dangerous.

Go a head and meet your doctor immediately and start you vaccination.

Staying at home or not having any food other than cat food will not guarantee that a cat does not have rabies

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Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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