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Is it bad to smoke with the anti rabies shots?

Is it bad to smoke with the anti rabies shots?

Yes: The "badness" of smoking remains the same, with or without rabies shots, so one should not smoke. However, if a person was out in the wild when bit by a rabid animal, and did not get the rabies shots started until it was too late, he will likely die of rabies. In that case, having a smoke before rabies symptoms start, should not cause any additional harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

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


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Is it possible for anti rabies shots to have bad side effects on humans?

Is it possible for anti rabies shots to have bad side effects on humans?

Not really: The newer vaccines are basically harmless. I underwent the series and if you think you have had an exposure, you need to do the same. If you have been exposed, and you neglect this, it will cost you your life. ...Read more

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How good is an anti rabies shot?

How good is an anti rabies shot?

Very effective : When given with anti rabies immune globulin, efficacy of Rabies Vaccine is very high. ...Read more

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For how many months does 3 shots of anti-rabies gives protection?

24 months: The preexposure immunization consisting of three doses provides protection for at least 2 years. ...Read more

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I already have an anti-rabies shot when i got bitten by a cat but now i got bitten by a dog, do I need to take an anti-rabies shot again?

I already have an anti-rabies shot when i got bitten by a cat but now i got bitten by a dog, do I need to take an anti-rabies shot again?

It depends...: Where you live in the world. Some areas of the world do not have rabies. If the dog that bit you has been immunized and is healthy then probably not. You really should report the bite to your local constabulary so they can do the research for you. If this dog has bitten before they would know this and it would have to be put down any way. then it could be tested with brain biopsy. Call your Dr. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fried chicken after 3/4 anti rabies shots ?

Yes - no restriction: After a vaccine, you can go about your life normally. I don't actually recommend fried chicken however, because it is unhealthy. Better to eat home cooked foods that have less saturated fat. ...Read more

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Got bit by doberman. Should I get anti tetanus, anti rabies shots?

Probably neither: If your tetanus shot is current, i.e., last booster within 5 years, another shot may not be needed. Domestic dogs are generally not considered rabid. ...Read more