Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

150 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest dosage of vaccination for frequent cat bite

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 3191 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 in Accident and Emergency
Question: When my cat had bit for the first time, I had taken 5 Rabivax vaccines. This XXXXXXX she had scratched me, I had scarcely taken only 3 vaccines, when she bit me again.I then took2 vaccines of Rabipur. Yesterday, she bit me again I got only a slight abrasion. How many vaccines should I take? Regards
doctor
Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Only booster doses would be required

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings
Welcome to Health care magic.

Since you have already had post-exposure prophylaxis you would now require only two booster doses on days 0 and 3. However, Proper wound toileting and cleaning should be done.

Do let me know if you need any additional information or clarification.

Take care.

Best regards
Dr. Deepak XXXXXXX Kaltari
MBBS, MS, MCh
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Rabivax

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr XXXXXXX My father was bitten by our friend's dog on the calf of right leg.We dont know the vaccination status of the dog.Kindly suggest what should we do now.There are 3 bite marks on the calf.Now they are in the healing stage. Thank you

doctor1 MD

My 21 year old son got a scratch by teeth of our pet puppy who has been vaccinated. He is taking montair fx and avary nasal spray for allergy asthma .dr gave him tetanus and rabivax shots to be on safe side as stray dogs in our area have been...

doctor1 MD

Hi My daughter is 6 yrs. she got a small scratch from a domestic dog We started taking rabivax from day 1 onwards [after 25 hours] of scratch. Now we have taken 4 injection . The 5th is due for next week. Do we need to worry again

doctor1 MD

My wife (43 years ) got a bite from cat in her leg just 3-4 inch above ankle, she washed immediately with water, that cat was not ours but some times it will come and my wife will give food. There is no abnormality found. Day 0 bite, day 5 went hospital and take RABIVAX injection , we were confused whether the injection will help if the cat having rabies , doctor adviced it will help, take two dose ( ie day-0 and day-3)., and observe cat, within 10 days nothing happened no need to take other doses. After 9 days cat was disappear. We are confused whether we have to take day-7, day-14, and day-28 doses or not? tomorrow is the day-7 , we started the vaccination after 5 days , really it will help?