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I was just bitten by my guinea pig

Hi, I was just bitten by my guinea pig that i got from petco she is 2 months old and i am worried about rabies i washed it with soap and water used hydrogen peroxide rubbing alcohol and neosporin with a bandaid should i get the rabies treatment
Thu, 24 Nov 2011
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The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician. Thank You.
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The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician.
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if the animal has rabies then you might get it

General & Family Physician Dr. Sravanthi's  Response
The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sravanthi's  Response
The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sravanthi's  Response
The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shekhar Nath's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic forum, now there are very less chances of rabies inf in this case but we cannot totaly ignore it becauze rabies is a dead end inf and once any body is diagnosed with it there is no cure , so my sincere advice for you is to get your self vaccinated, it wil even help you in future , thankz a lot!
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I was just bitten by my guinea pig

The chance of getting rabies with guinea pig that is at home all the time is very minute. The chance of getting rabies increases if the animal roams outside or comes into contact with an animal infected by rabies.The chance of getting infection is a possibility but You have taken all the precautions. If the size of the bite is large then please get it checked with Your physician. Thank You.