Rabies

What is Rabies?

It is a viral infection affecting the nervous system and spreads to humans by bite/scratch from an infected animal.

Questions and answers on "Rabies"

hello sir a dog had bitten me on my leg in 2001 i washed the wound with water and applied dettol on it the wound got healed next day i did not get any injection then but i got 5 rabies injection in 2007 i did not have any problem during this period i want to know would those injection be proove effective

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM.

There are cases where rabies has set in after 2 years of bite. This period basically depends on the site of bite, severity of bite, which animal has bitten and the amount of viral deposit. Rabies vaccine will be effective for one year. Any bite after one year needs a repeat...

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Hi doctor, I asked an query here regarding rabies and I took five course of rabies injection for a lick on my healed wound. With a small opening which was said by a doctor that it was not an opening but the skin is white in colour in that place since it Is healed.Anyhow I took five injection at a delay of one day and adjusted the schedule according to it.I took the first vaccine at 0 day and the next vaccine at 4th day and the next I adjusted the schedule according to the change as told by the doctor.I took the vaccines one day later than the.scheduled day and my doctor said it is fine to take one day later.I finished the Course correctly I put the final vaccine a.day lateral scheduled.Now after that I have always thought that I would get rabies and I am living in fear everyday.I think what if the vaccines won't work or what if the nurse did not put the vaccines correctly and so on I have symptoms that make me think I have rabies but go away and come again.It has been four months since the incident and I am living In fear daily.help me pls Doctor!!!!

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
The incubation period of rabies is 2 months to 2 years.
As you have taken vaccine prior to 2 months and before you suffer from Rabies and completed the full course, you need not worry.
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel...

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Hello doctor I was licked by a dog on a healed wound and I took rabies vaccines on day o 3 7 and 14 now I am am waiting for 28th dose.I bought all the vaccines from AN MEDICAL STORE AND IT WAS SOME DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE HOSPITAL.it took me some 10to20 minutes to bring the vaccines and I put it immediately after reconstitution, I asked the doctor who put me these vaccines about the expiry of vaccine and whether it will be effective since it was put 10 to 20 mts to put the vaccine after taking out of refrigerator but I put it immediately after reconstitution. My doctor said I should not think like this and this is very irrational thinking and said nothing is to worry since I put it immediately after reconstitution. Please help me doctor with my queries.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Rabies anxiety

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I understand your concerns. At present you are completely surrounded by anxiety around rabies whether you will acquire rabies even after vaccination. With this anxiety and fear you have these queries.

My answer is 'NO'. You will not acquire...

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Hello Doctor, I was licked by an dog in my feet in two different location where there was an healed wound (defintely not raw or boeeding )Anyways I did not take chances and went to a doctor he said no vaccination is needed but I insisted and so he said to take three doses of vaccination but I wanted to get five .i have taken five doses till date on 0, 3, 7, 14 and 28.My question is should I need to be given immunoglobulin? My doctor said no and also said immunoglobulin is given only for severe biites and transdermal bites.Imuunoglobulin is not needed for licks he said.My another question is I put the 0th dose on the next day after lick and I put the 3rd dose a day later(some 10-12 hours later) and readjusted the schedule and put the 7hth,14th,and 28th dose a day later than the scheduled date as per my doctors advice he said the vaccines can be given plus/minus one day of the scheduled date and the schedule should be readjusted accordingly.my another question is I started with veritable but changed to rabipur from 3rd dose because of unavailability of very ran my doctor said it is Ok to change vaccines and both of these are cell culture vaccines and he said the vaccine in changed in practice due to unavailability,allergy to one of vaccines.my final question I am suffering from anxiety and ocd and this incident has triggered an ocd event and I am very terrified that I may get rabies.even after completing the vaccination I think like what if the doctor did not inject the vaccine properly or what if the vaccines fail like that Will I be protected and I will not get rabies rite?your thoughts would be helpful.

doctor1 MD

Brief answer...don't worry as you are not going to get any rabies.
Detailed answer...
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Normally the practice is to give three doses of vaccine and dog is watched.
If nothing happens to the dog after 10 days,then there is no need for completion of 5 injections.
If you...

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Dear doctor . I have a question : Can i get rabies from a squirrels bite ? i'm from Viet Nam . Besides that , can we get rabies from bitten fruit if we eat without wash ? Is there any cases of rabies from a squirrels in developing countries ? . I feel very worried .please reply me !!

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

Rabies is not known to transmit by the bite of rat, rodents, squirrel, bandicot, rabbit.

As you were bit by the squirrel which is not known to harbor rabies virus and thus it will not transmit rabies to others by biting.

In asian countries the bat is also not known to...

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Sir i scratched by a street dog when the dog is fighting with another dog in the night,i don't know that is scratch or bite by dog but see the place of mark like scratch,after 2 days i took TT injection and after 4 days i took 1 rabies vaccine,i have fear and anxiety of getting infected,please suggest Me what i do??

doctor1 MD

Hello,
I had gone through your query and understand your concerns.
Any animal bite/Scratch donot ignore that, because it is 100% fatal but it is 100% preventable with proper treatment.
In your case as you a noticed the scratch little late but you have taken a dose of antirabies vaccine and TT...

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hi.i m ratan sarkar.yesterday my cat was scratch in my legs from her nail.cause bleeding,i wash perticular area with soap 5-6 times,i give there some anti-bacterial ointment.and then take some anti-biotic tablets..i want to know.may i have a risk of rabies and have to go for vaccine?

doctor1 MD

HI
Thanks for posting your query to Healthcaremagic.

Following cat bite first thing you need to do is wash the wound with soap water . Get a Tetanus Injection ( if not taken in the past 3 years ).

Then if you can observe the Cat for 10 days and nothing happens to it then not need for any...

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hi . i was bit by a stray dog i immediatly washed it with sopa for 10 min and went to a doctor who gave me a rabies vaccine (rabipur) he suggested me to take 5 injections during a period of 1 month. but i took the first three injections on correct date but i failed to take the last two dose out of 5 .is it harmful to me.. thanks

doctor1 MD

Hi Dear
Welcome to the HCM
Rabies is a disease if it occurs to any person is almost always fatal.
So one should always complete the course of vaccination post exposure.
For the interrupted course. better to repeat it completely. Please consult you physician for this.
Hope the query is answered....

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hello im currently taking rabipur a rabies vaccine. i am due for an enjection today but the hospital is full and cant see me for another 8 hours it was ment to be day 0-3-7-14 and 28 this is my day 3 one and it will be early in day 4 before i can take it is that okey and will it effect my next injections?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Rabies vaccination must be completed after bite of a suspected source. You can have your second vaccine on day 4 if it has been missed on day 3 but the next vaccine schedule should remain unchanged i.e, day 7, 14 and 28 of the bite.
Regards

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My dog has anti rabies vaccine...its done annually. last night the dog kinda snapped on my hand as i was trying to lift it..it just left a pinprick spot on my hand..so small that i need to press it in order for it to bleed...since my dog has anti rabies already,should i get vaccinated still?

doctor1 MD

Hi just observe the dog for next 10 days . If the dog doesn't die in next 10 days then no need for vaccination but if it does then you have to get vaccinated.

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Recent questions on  Rabies

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Greetings! Brother, I was bitten by dog on 14th January 2014 in the morning around 6. a.m. Around 6.45 a.m I went to clinic and they wiped it. Then around 10 a.m on the day I was given a tetanus injection and started taking antibiotic for a week. Evening around 5 p.m I was given a anti rabies vaccination. I was given anti rabies vaccination for 14 days consequatively around nipple and then after 10 days 1 injection then 10 days after 1 injection and after 10 days last injection. So total 17 injections around the nipple. That means, January - 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,\ Feb 6, 16, 26 dates I was given a anti rabies vaccination. On 16th Feb. I had a food poison due to the juice (awakadu) which I was taken outside. Again I was given anti biotic. I completed it. After food poison I feel in my mouth I am getting saliva. Doctor checked my blood they told I have a 108 sugar and 225 is a colostratral. Yet dog is alive and owner of the dog says it is in a good condition. Can you please tell me if possible the reasons of saleva I am getting it. I am also not feeling hungry. If time permits kindly reply brother. With respects, moses

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Hi, I am Amit. I have an open wound in my fingers. 2 days ago, I think but I am not sure, a stray dog licked it mistakenly. Should I take anti - rabies injection. I have been bitten 4 years ago and took the injection. Since Rabipur isn't...

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Last dumb rabies question- if any brain or nervous material got on my shoe would it be Viable or infectous after 4 days? Just a little worried that i tracked something in my hotel room @ 68 degrees - now i am heading home i wanted to make sure if...

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I just arrived at my the airport, there was a squished animal in the parking lot it had been run over. I walked about 3-4 feet away from it. If there was brain material on the ground or guts is there acrabues risk, i am getting on a plane and cant...

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Hi, My 2 year ason has been bitten by the stray dog that cause a minor scratch for which has been injected with anti rabbies. what dies should be followed during the full course of anti rabbies vaccination. Non veg food can be given during vacinnation

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my 18 months old grandson had a scratch on his elbow,no one seen him if he was bitten by a dog, but the dog was beside him, and he was crying, he was seen on the floor on prone position, he was not sent to doctor after that, how will I know if he had a rabies after that situation, I am worry its been a month now since it happened, what will I do, thank you

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last night I had tried to get pregnant for the first time for having a baby and last night only i was bitten by a rat i am worried that if I would take anti rabies vaccine then if I get conceive will it effect my child? Would i take any contraceptic pill to clear it out?

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