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Pregnant Rabies Shot Will Baby
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 got rabies vaccine last year and now our pet dog bitten me now am pregnant is it effective to my baby?
Not a problem: The vaccine protects you for at least 2 years whether you are pregnant or not.The exposure would not effect the fetus. ...Read more
Infant daughter was attacked by neighbors outside cat. It's not vaccinated. Peds refuse to give rabies shot to infant. What should I do? Can't findcat
Rabies shot...: The rabies shot is safe to give in infants. The details of the "attack" are not known to me so I can only assume that the pediatrician does not feel it falls into the risk category where the shots should be given. If you are concerned, contact local health department about the incident (they are likely the ones who would need to administer vaccine anyway - it isn't usually stocked in peds office) ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At my babies daycare they found a bat at night. The owners got the bat and killed it. Could they get rabies and give it to my daughter?
Rabies: Bats are one of the most common sources of rabies. If your child got bit by the bat they should be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. If someone at the daycare got bit they also need to seek medical attention but it has only passed person to person with transplants so unless your child got bit directly you don't have to worry about it. ...Read more
Minor pain & redness: The new rabies vaccines is well tolerated. Most don't have any reaction, but some get minor symptoms such as redness, soreness, swelling, headache etc. Very rarely more moderate problems can develop such as hives and joint pain. The vaccine is recommended for children who are traveling to countries where rabies is common or those who have been bitten by a potentially rabid animal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing.: Rabies from domestic pets is very uncommon in most places in the US, including Los Angeles County. And if the dog is friendly the chances of rabies is less. See or call your doc. See http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/rabiesmanual/introduction.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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