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Are the treatment for rabies as painful as I hear?

Are the treatment for rabies as painful as I hear?

Nope: Post exposure rabies shots (shots following a suspicious bite) used to be more painful and involve more shots. They still have that reputation, but they are just like any other vaccine now. You do need a series of shots, but it's only 4 shots over several weeks instead of 14 - 30 shots. Here's more info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/rabies/medical_care/. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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What is the treatment of rabies in india?

What is the treatment of rabies in india?

Not much: The treatment of rabies in india and everywhere else is basically uniformly unsuccessful. The idea is prevention with gamma globulin and vaccine. ...Read more

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Where are we at for finding a cure for late stage rabies. Is their a better survival rate or have we improved in late stage treatment at all?

Where are we at for finding a cure for late stage rabies. Is their a better survival rate or have we improved in late stage treatment at all?

Rabies treatment : We still have a long way to go in order to get any successful treatments for rabies. The mainstay of rabies management therefore is still prevention. The Milwaukee protocol offered hope, but u don't want to be in a desperate position like that. Part of the problem is lack of funding to come up with a cure. ...Read more

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Is there a rabies treatment?

Is there a rabies treatment?

Yes: After, possible exposure, the person should begin treatment with rabies immune globulin. If symptoms are present, treatment will probably not help. ...Read more

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How long does post exposure rabies treatment provide immunity?

Rabies treatment: Provides immunity for at least several years and after that point antibody titers should be followed and boosters given as required. There are different approaches for treatment, some recommending 5 shots, others 4. Check website www CDC.gov for up to date recommendations. All the best. ...Read more

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Is rabies post exposure treatment still possible after 8 months?

Is rabies post exposure treatment still possible after 8 months?

It's possible but: ...not necessarily effective. Post-exposure immunization should start within 10 days of exposure. It works only b/c rabies has a long incubation period, usually 1-3 months. Altho there have been reports of rabies developing up to 1 year after exposure, I suspect the exposure wasn't correctly id'd. If you're alive and well at the time of this writing, you were NOT infected. ...Read more

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Is rabies post exposure treatment still possible after 17 to 18 years ?

No: If you have made it through 17-18 years, you were either not exposed at all, or you are a world famous medical miracle. Rabies kills you within weeks if true exposure and left untreated. I know of medical literature of only 2 cases who have ever survived. The first was just a few years ago with a girl in wisconsin who was put in a coma to try and save her and she survived. One other since. ...Read more

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Can you get rabies even after taking the shots, what if the last treatment was late?

Can you get rabies even after taking the shots, what if the last treatment was late?

Rabies: Rabies vaccine is not included in mmunization schedule because it is not a common disease. Rabies is contacted by bite of an infected rabid animal, e.g. Dog, bat, fox, rodents, etc. If anyone gets animal bite, pediatrician check vaccination record of the pet. If stray animal, it is kept under observation for 15 days for symptom/ police involved. The child need exam, wound care, tetanus updated. ...Read more

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I need info regarding if my rabies treatment was correct after a feral cat scratch. Thank you. ?

I need info regarding if my rabies treatment was correct after a feral cat scratch. Thank you. ?

Rabies exposure: Go to the CDC site, CDC.gov and research your treatment. Or contact health tap and discuss your treatment. All the best and good you were treated. ...Read more

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Have a small cut and touched water in a bucket. There is a raccoon in the area that may have drank from it possibly. Should I get rabies treatment?

I can't cross-: reference this with previous questions. But, I have noticed a flurry of questions about raccoons a rabies. Please try not to fret. Nothing here suggests you need to get rabies shots. ...Read more

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I recived post expose treatment of rabies 5 injectin for dog bite (0-3-7-15-30 )dog is ok now..2 day after 5th does i got scrach from a cat.i am safe?

I recived post expose treatment of rabies 5 injectin for dog bite (0-3-7-15-30 )dog is ok now..2 day after 5th does i got scrach from a cat.i am safe?

Not applicable: You don 't get rabies from a domestic house cat scratch. Ask A Stray is a different matter. Ask you MD how long do the Pasteur Rx imunity lasts. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=46695 Though you may get Cat Scratch Fever See Reference: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=46695 ...Read more

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Sir I got bit by an kitten which wasn't vaccinated and I am undergoing rabies vaccination currently on my 2nd dose does smoking affect my treatment?

No: Smoking does not affect rabies vaccine efficacy. But any time you ask yourself that question, also ask yourself whether the other effects to your health is worth the money you are paying for those smokes. Just another opportunity to change your lifestyle for the better! ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?

...: For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies, post-exposure vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and vaccine. Post-exposure vaccination should be given on days 0, 3, 7 and 14 with close follow-up with the doctor. ...Read more

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I've recently received rabies treatment and will soon be working in a kindergarden. Should i worry about increased exposure to viruses and influenza?

I've recently received rabies treatment and will soon be working in a kindergarden. Should i worry about increased exposure to viruses and influenza?

No: The rabies treatments do not usually contain any immune suppressive medications, so you are not at any greater risk than anyone else for contracting an illness at work. However, proper hand hygiene and use of hand sanitizer is a must when working closely with 5- year olds! thanks for help caring for and teaching the kids! ...Read more

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Bit by stray cat 5 yrs ago never got treatment 4 rabies , every year around anniversary I get really sick. Why I have a phobia of rabies & had therapy?

Bit by stray cat 5 yrs ago never got treatment 4 rabies , every year around anniversary I get really sick. Why I have a phobia of rabies & had therapy?

Powerful events...: Can have long term effects on our mind - even if it is not very adaptive, it is our body's way of protecting us. Unpleasant feelings of anxiety and other physical symptoms can develop when memories or other triggers are present. Would be interested to know more about the therapy you completed - certain types of therapy are better for addressing these types of fear and anxiety. ...Read more

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Extreme phobia of rabies. Have begun treatment with therapist but every day I have it gets worse. How long will it take to be handled. I go every 2w.

Extreme phobia of rabies. Have begun treatment with therapist but every day I have it gets worse.  How long will it take to be handled. I go every 2w.

Talk with therapist: Extreme phobias of any kind take both understanding and patience to work with. Depending on the type of treatment, the fear can get worse before it gets better. You say you've begun therapy, but i don't know how long -- or what methods are in place. Please ask your therapist his/her thoughts about prognosis and timing; could ^ to once/week too. Also in some instances medications can help. ...Read more