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Medicine For Rabies
My wife was bitten by a dog.She was currently taking medicines and anti rabies injection.Is it ok to have sex with him?
Yes: She may be in extra need of the love, warmth and affection you offer one another. ...Read more
My husband was bitten by a dog.He was currently taking medicines and anti rabies injection.Is it ok to have sex with him?
Dog Bite and Sex: Yes it is safe for you to have sex with him -- I am uncertain of his condition so cannot opine about whether that is the right activity for him (eg, locus of dog bite, did receive an operation, etc). That said, he must comply with the rabies vaccination series as that would be contagious and rapidly fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rabies Vaccination : immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids may reduce the immune response to vaccines. Also chloroquine may reduce the antibody response to intradermal rabies vaccine. The intramuscular route should be used. Vaccine response with low CD4 counts, in people with HIV is also poor. May need double dose or multiple site intradermal injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take immunosuppressive drugs on week after post exposure rabies treatment? I know you aren’t supposed to take them during treatment.
Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot?(food wise/Drug wise)?
Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more
Rabies in wildlife: Yes- rabies is found all over the U.S. in wildlife (except the state of Hawaii). Fortunately human rabies is extremely rare- but the possibility exists for transmission to humans if we are not careful. Keeping pets vaccinated and Respecting wild life is important (Note mammals are the reservoirs for the virus- esp bats and wild carnivores like coyotes). Education is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I got bit by my dog on accident last Monday and it’s Monday today if he had rabies wouldnt it have killed him and should I be worried about rabies?
Odd question: Why would you wait a week to ask about a disease that can kill you ? Yes, rabid animals usually die within 4-5 days after inflicting a bite. Human incubation is usually much longer. Your local health department will know if there is any rabies in the region & what you should do after such a bite. If the dog had his shots it wouldn't be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organ donation: We have just learned of the second us case of a deceased organ donor transmitting (unintentionally!) rabies to the transplant recipients with the organs. In 2004, 3 recipients all died. In this new case, 1 kidney recipient has died and the other 3 recipients are ok so far - now receiving treatment. Families + healthcare workers will also receive treatment. Very dangerous disease if untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From infected saliva: In the U.S., people can catch rabies from the bites of infected animals. The virus is in the saliva of the rabid animals. In the U.S., the animals that carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. However, any mammal can become infected and transmit it to other mammals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Incubation time is from 3-7 weeks (historically) but can occur as early as 10 days after exposure. Symptoms may include: anxiety, tension, drooling, convulsions, exaggerated sensation or pain at bite site, excitability, loss of sensation and muscle function, fevers to 102, muscle spasms, swallowing problems, numbness and tingling. Rarely do people with the disease survive, even if treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposure: If you are bitten by an undocumented animal like a stray dog that cannot be caught and observed, or if there is immediate contact with a wild creature, especially bats, foxes, skunks and raccoons. Other creatures can always carry rabies, but these are the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer