Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Constant exposure with a a rabid dog like bathing it. What are the chances of contracting the disease?

I have been exposed to a rabid dog, ( it was later confirmed rabid by the local veterinary college post mortem ), Eventhough I was not bitten I have been too close with the dog, I have even given it a bath before the onset of symptoms and it has even urinated inside my room. what are the honest chances of me cathching the disease , the incident has occurres about a couple of months ago I have been administered the vaccinations by the way
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  19
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Usually contact of rabid dog's body fluids with any wound or cavities of your body will lead to risk of contracting Rabies. Since there was no such exposure then not to worry. Besides Rabies disease usually attacks within a week or two.

If ever you get bitten by any dog, wash would with soap and water. Get Rabies vaccination immediately.

Wishing good health.


Answered: Tue, 24 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor