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How do the people who have hydrophobia take baths?

How do the people who have hydrophobia take baths?

You mean aquaphobia?: Hydrophobia is a slang term for rabies. Rabies is usually fatal infection of the brain people catch after being bitten by an infected bat, fox, raccoon or skunk. Rarely rabies can be acquired by a cat, dog or ferret bite. Rabies is called hydrophobia because the infected person drools a lot and has difficulty swallowing. Fear of water, lakes, ponds and swimming is aquaphobia. Sponge baths? ...Read more

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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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How do people with hydrophobia bath?

Not a big issue: Hydrophopbia is a term for rabies. People with rabies have more important problems than how to bathe. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hydrophobia?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrophobia?

Hydrophobia: Hydrophobia or rabies is a vaccine preventable viral illness transmitted by the bite of an infected mammal. . Dogs are the cause of 99% of all rabies transmission to humans. In unvaccinated humans, rabies is almost always fatal after neurological symptoms have developed. Vaccine w/in 6 days of exposure prevents rabies. ...Read more

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Why rabies is called hydrophobia?

Agitation ; Fear..: Created by attempting to drink, "so called hydrophobia, " result in chocking and aspiration through spasms of larynx, neck, and chest wall. Hydrophobia is a cardinal sign of rabies. ...Read more

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In humans why is rabies called hydrophobia?

Pharyngeal spasm: Drinking fluids can cause intense spasm in the throat so rabid patients tend to avoid drinking. ...Read more

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Pathogenesis effect of hydrophobia on rabies?

Here's why: Animals with rabies cannot swallow their saliva and this make them more likely to transmit the infectious agent via a bite. The disease also makes them want to bite others by damaging the brain. So the different aspects of the infection work together to transmit it. ...Read more

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What does hydrophobia have to do with hydrogen?

Confusing, huh?: Hydrophobia comes from the greek for water (hydro) + greek for fear (phobia) hydrogen comes from the greek for water (hud?r) + french for generates (gennes) hydrophobia means "fear of water" & hydrogen means "generates water" when you have rabies your throat spasms so much you choke & even the sight of water--which you might so crave in thirst --scares you & starts off painful spasms. Get it? ...Read more

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