Explained in a more clear manner sir
Hello once again sir.
My apologies if I have not explained things in a manner best understood by you sir. Let me explain everything in detail for you sir.
is more than enough to help develop and immunity against rabies, as long as it is taken on the day of the bite (i.e. day zero) and is followed as per the schedule of the following shots.
The immunoglobulin is only advised to those patients who have a higher risk of developing rabies as mentioned by your doctor and in my previous response, if the bite is around the face, neck, shoulder region, etc.
Even in those individuals with bites with close proximity to the head, if the immunoglobulins
are not given, the risk of developing rabies is very low as the post-exposure vaccine itself helps in developing an immunity which prevents rabies from affecting the individual. But only as a backup, we provide them with the immunoglobulins as these immunoglobulins act faster than the vaccine itself. These immunoglobulins help in developing an immunity much quicker than the vaccine would, and is beneficial in providing immunity in cases where an early immunity needs to be developed (in bites with close proximity to the head) sir.
So as is your doctor's opinion, and mine; you do not need the immunoglobulins sir. You shall be well protected with the post-exposure vaccine and will not, and shall not require the immunoglobulins sir.
Rabies cannot affect you at a later stage sir, as the bite was on the thigh, and the post-exposure vaccine will more than suffice to provide the required immunity to prevent you from contracting rabies. You are well protected with just the vaccine sir.
I would also like to add to not keep the wound covered, let it be open. But I am sure your doctor has already advised you about the same. If at all the wound is covered, then please remove any/all dressing and keep the wound open.
I hope I have explained this in a manner best understood by you sir. Please do not hesitate to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you.