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A 17-year-old male asked:

is it dangerous to drink alcohol before the first rabies vaccine? a dog bit me, i drank alcohol 4 hours before put myself a rabies vaccine.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Alcohol dangerous?: Great you got a rabies vaccine shortly after your exposure to a questionable animal. Be sure and complete the series according to your physician's schedule. Alcohol will not decrease the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, alcohol is a dangerous poison, and causes myriad health problems including disability and death. It is a health hazard with many risks! http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alc
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
How much? : I don't think a drink or two would cause any problems with your immune system functioning. But as a 17 year old, I don't think you should be drinking ANY alcohol. Please seek some help if this is something you do regularly, start with your patents, they are the best ones who can help you
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're just 17: You shouldn't be drinking any alcohol. Your nervous system isn't mature enough to do this safely. I'm glad you are getting the vaccine. and it won't interfere.

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