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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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