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Is It Safe To Take Rabies Vaccine While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
Yes: The disease or risk of disease is usually fatal. No problems have been found with administering the vaccine to pregnant or breast feeding women. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I've been bitten by my dog is it safe to breast feed my baby even if I haven't got an anti rabies vaccine yet?
Yes it is safe: I assume you are asking about rabies. In order for you to transmit rabies to your child through breast feeding- you would have to be sick with the virus yourself. Hopefully your dog is fine, although I know in the Philippines rabies is a big problem. If the dog is OK after 14 days of observation, you don't need any rabies preventive treatment. Otherwise, u should get to San Lazaro. Hope this helps ...Read more
Yes: The only thing that would make the vaccine inactive would be if it is somehow heated to near body temp; room temp, unless as hgh as in the 80's F would likely be fine for this... ...Read more
Why anti rabies vaccine like rabipur have caused neurological adverse effects like (ADEM, GB syndrome), is it not safe to take (PCECV) vaccine rabipur?
Rabipur is a Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine
(PCECV), not known to CAUSE neurological side effects. A rare patient can get neurological problems after getting a vaccine... but that's coincidental unless the rate of neurological problems occurs more often in vaccine recipients than in non-recipients. For example, if a child dies in a car wreck after getting a vaccine, we don't blame the vaccine. ...Read more
Yes, IgG is safe: Immune globulin (igg) is concentrated antibodies, and helps protect against a variety of infections. It is safe for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and infants. Of course, there could be a rare allergic reaction on a rare occassion. Because IgG is purified from other people's blood plasma, there is also a very, very rare chance that something contagious could be transmitted in the injection. ...Read more
Safe: But expensive, and sometimes hard to find. ...Read more
Under process of anti rabies vaccine schedule dog bite me again? What is the possiblity of safe from rabies virus and restart vaccine schedule again?
Depends on titers: Check your blood for titer level to see if you have immunity, go from there in next steps based in protective titer ...Read more
As per schedule received 4th dose of rabies vaccine then after 2 hours later dog bite me again? Restart the schedule and am I safe from rabies virus?
Likely safe: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
My rabbit licked me on my fingers and after that I rubbed my eyes with that fingers, 2 hours later I got rabies vaccine 1 dose am I on safe side??
Rabies risks: Dogs primarily are responsible for transmission of rabies to people. It would be extremely rare for a rabbit to transmit rabies. In addition, your rabbit is not sick so the risk is essentially zero. Not sure "why" someone gave u a rabies vaccine shot for that-- I don't think u need any more treatment. Try not to worry about this! ...Read more
DR. SCOTT HAMSTRA, what do you mean why take the risk. Are you suggesting getting rabies vaccine for humans to build up immunity?
No: There are a few "high risk" jobs where Rabies Vaccine is recommended for people who are likely to get exposed to rabies. Outside of Africa and Asia, only get exposed to rabies in wild animals -- doesn't happen often - so don't use the vaccine unless get exposed. Your immune system is what fights off the rabies virus - the vaccine helps your immune system do this quicker and stronger. ...Read more
Help! D; I received my last rabies vaccine today and I'm worried. Please tell me is PDEV; Vaxirab safe? Is it safeee?? Help! ; _ ;
Yes: Ruby, the rabies vaccine has been extensively tested and in use for decades. Other than being painful to receive, it is quite safe unless you are allergic to the vaccine itself. As long as you don't have any symptoms, you are most likely fine. If you develop a rash, trouble breathing, or swelling, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a rabies vaccine three months ago. Now I am again scratched by a dog. Should I take rabies vaccine or not?
No: If you completed the primary anti-rabies series it will protect you from exposures during the ensuing 2 years. ...Read more
???: Perhaps your question is, how long after rabies vaccine may I take my flu shot? The rabies vaccine is not a live virus. Some influenza vaccines do contain live virus. It is recommended that you wait 4 weeks between doses of live virus vaccine, but since rabies vaccine contains the inactivated virus, you may take your flu shot at any time. Good luck! ...Read more
I got bitten by a cat after 2 month of 3 pre-exposure rabies vaccine taken, I then proceeds to take 1 booster dose after that day, am I covered?
Yes, very much so: After you complete the primary series of shots you are actively protected for any exposure that occurs within the next 2 years. ...Read more
How common is guillain-barré syndrome from the rabies vaccine? How long would it take to show up?
Older forms of: Vaccine had a very slight risk of GBS. Newer vaccine has shown no increased risk of GBS. I would not worry about this with the newer vaccination. ...Read more
After receive anti rabies vaccine four shots and after 2 hours dog bite me again? Can I safe from rabies?
Yes: If you got 4 doses of vaccine you are safe ...Read more
After received 5th dose of anti rabies vaccine create antibodies how many days if exposure again? Am I safe?
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4 doses of anti rabies vaccine protection period in days of exposure again? Then again take the shots of vaccine?
Difficult question: Depends on type of rexposure, was it bite? Is the animal around? So it can be kept under observation for the 10 dayy period, is the animal vaccinated? At any rate the vaccine won't work except after at least 3 - 4 weeks from the last dose, given your case: get the antirabies immunoglobulin, restart the schedule, excercise caution, check this site http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/ ...Read more
Dog bit me again after received 4th dose of anti rabies vaccine after 2 hours need vaccination again? Can I safe from rabies? Kindly help me?
Likely: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
Is it required to take a rabies vaccine if a very young stray kitten scratches me slightly, drawing little blood? (The kitten cannot be monitored)
Recommended: Rabies is very common in India and prevention after exposure is the only protection, as there are no treatments for active rabies. Transmission is usually from saliva, but since animals do lick their paws, scatches can also be infectious. Too bad the cat cannot be monitored. In the US, rabies in cats vs dogs is about 4:1. ...Read more
Pain in arm after rabies vaccine, what should I do? Is it ok just to take painkillers or should I see a doctor?
Yes: Taking it one day early should not be a problem. ...Read more
My pet dog bit me two months ago I take rabies vaccine after 20 days. He is healthy and fine. I took only three shots should I worry.
Consisting of killed rabies virus given to prevent human rabies infection which can be given before or after exposure. The current vaccines in the developed world are safe and produced in tissue culture whereas some older vaccines were produced with methods that could ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more