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Taking anti rabies immunization, equirab injection for immunity, after dog bite. Can smoke, drink?

i recently got bitten by a pack of stray dogs. as a result, i'm on an immunisation anti rabies course. 2 rounds of jabbing has been completed. 4 more to go, and also, since it was stray dogs, to be more precautious i was prescribed to go for an equirab injection which is basically horse serum induced in my system to boost my immunity. my query here is as i couldn't ask my doctors when on treatment, can i smoke and drink during this course of immunisation? i smoke a pack a day and drink once or twice a week atleast. i weigh 64 kilos and my height is 5' 10''. i'm sure the answer would be no but could you atleast tell me a few alternatives? i'm just going insane over the past 3 days with a smoke and a drink. please help me out right away.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for the query.
Smoking and alcohol both affect development of immunity to rabies vaccination.
Hence you should avoid or minimize these addictions.Mean time you can use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patch.

You can visit to deaddiction center for more help.
Hope this helps you.

Thank you.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It appears to be a question of addiction and withdrawal symptoms!? of the smoking disease and alcoholism...
You can use this opportunity to get rid of the two evils / preventable risk factors for several diseases
Counselling can help

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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