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Cat bites -dangerous: Cat bites can actually be 'worse' than dog bites - with almost 80% becoming infected. That's because the needle like teeth of cats can puncture deeply, then the wound 'closes' and the conditions for an infection are set up. People should immunize their cats against rabies, because certainly they can bring that disease home -imagine if they bring in a dead bat! Make sure to take care of your cat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How likely is to present symptoms of rabies after a year of being scratched. Can something be done still to prevent the disease?
How long after getting rabies vaccine after exposure will it completely prevent disease? My question is referring to after the very first shot.
Rabies prevention: For a 'real' exposure, immediate protection is usually given in the form of rabies immune globulin. I wonder if you were given that? The rabies vaccine series takes 14 days to administer the 4 shots (5 if the body is weak). After the first shot, you body will start its 'homework' but it's going to be at least 10 days after that before you're immune system is fully operational vs. rabies. ...Read more
Do prodromal rabies symptoms get steadily worse or fluctuate? Ive had nausea on and off 3-4 days &dont know if its due to the vaccines or the disease!
Likely not: Rabies symptoms usually get worse within a few days, starting with flu like illness, proceeding rapidly to mental changes with anxiety and confusion and culminating with hydrophobia. Once symptoms start, it is usually a downhill course. You probably have side effects from the rabies vaccine. ...Read more
5 days ago I was scratch by a cat,put some alcohol on it feel nothing See no wound,do i get rabies/a Cat scratch disease?I feel ill,headache,sorethrot
Cat diseases: If this was a feral or 'wild' cat, you definitely need an evaluation for rabies. In the Philippines, most rabies cases are caused by dogs, but cats can also be responsible. Usually biting is the best means of transmission, but 1 in 1000 rabies cases are from a scratch. Good you cleaned out the wound, but I recommend getting follow up care with an MD. DOH has a list of Animal Bite Treatment centers ...Read more
I am not a strong person and recently I have a anxiety disorder. Everything is abnormal in my body. A slight bite by a cat broken my surface of my skin and no bleeding. Do I need to worry about rabies?
Check with an MD: for the cat bite, but the odds of having rabies are slim, very slim. Why are you not strong? Low self-esteem? Physical ailments? Withdrawing from substances? Poor academic or work performance? Too many questions. Consult with a psychiatrist, especially about your somatic Sx's. Learn about anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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