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Is rabies treatment safe when pregnant?

Is rabies treatment safe when pregnant?

Yes: And you really don't have a choice, if you care at all for your life or the life of your unborn child. Please do what you must. ...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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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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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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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