Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

131 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.

Should an anti rabies vaccination be taken for a cat scratch wound?

i had taken rabbis vexine about 2 years ago as i was screeched. today i have been screeched by a cat. it is a pet animal in our house. we have bought it about 15 days ago. should i take vexin again? there is no bleeding on both of the case, no animal is given vexin.
Sat, 25 Aug 2018
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

There is no need for complete vaccination again. You have to first check your protective anti rabies antibody titer. You have to take two additional dose of anti rabies vaccine to be fully protective. If your pet had lick you on unbroken skin and if no scratch present then no need for vaccination.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

when i was playing with my pet dog its nail touched me it has swollen on my hand for 1hour ...and it has gone ...should i take the rabies vaccine??..it has happen 2months agoo and i hav taken vaccine now..is it eefective

doctor1 MD

I cant say that i had a dog bite since, the dog actually tried to bite me but i escaped.. However, i felt some kind of bite. When i examined portion of my leg , where i felt that i got bitten, there were no wounds / nor scratched. I was wearing a jeans pant. I went a hopsital and got checked. The doc said that the vaccination is not required. But some how i am not convinced,. I am worried. Can u please help me... can i go and take the vaccination now. Its been 3 days... please help !!!!

doctor1 MD

there was a bat in our new student house a week ago, I had been living in the house a month prior to my house mate living in, he was scratched by the bat and went in for treatment. Unfortunately we did not keep the bat for tests. A week later, my throat is very sore, and my girlfriend has red spots on her body (not many). It is possible that the bat had eaten from a box of cookies that was open and in the same cupboard as the bat; however I am unsure how long the bat was in there for, and the cookies have been in there for 2 weeks (1 week prior to my friends scratch). I am also unsure if we ate the cookies since they were in that specific cupboard. What are the chances of us having rabies? The bat did not seem rabid, when we caught it, it was hissing, but I think it was scared because it was covered by a bowl. Are we just being hypochondriacs? or should we get rabies shots. When is it too late to receive treatment? I understand that rabies are very fatal. Thank you for your time, Matt