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Rabies Immune Glob Medication
Full rabies PEP (w/immune glob) Fall '08. 2 booster doses Nov '14. What are the odds I would NOT have protective levels of antibodies now, 7 mo later?
MINIMAL: The primary series is considered protective for at least 2 years. Those in trades with regular exposure are advised to check titers or get a booster after two years. If you received a booster 11/14 you should be protected for 2 years from that point. ...Read more
An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States 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
Is it true your immune to rabies for one year if you've get bitten by a dog and get 4/4 rabies shots? Just out of curiosity
See below: Per usa's cdc recs, after receiving the primary 4 dose set of vaccinations, persons in the continuous risk category should be tested every 6 months and persons in the frequent risk category should be tested every 2 years and if the titer falls below a value of at least complete neutralization at a 1:5 dilution by rapid fluor focus inhib test, they should receive a booster. So, no perm resistance. ...Read more
How long rabies vaccine protects me? Got my 1 dose yesterday what if I got bitten again? Do I need to get shots again? No immune because got it alread
Confusing question: If you have completed a primary series of the rabies vaccine it should provide protection for 2 years from the date of completion. Some will benefit for longer, but those in high risk situations are advised to have blod tests after 2 years to see if a booster is needed. ...Read more
I already got immune g, rabies vaccine/booster Last week was when I the 4th dose. I got bitten again but this time by a rabid animal. Arnt I immunized?
Yes: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more
At what point during the rabies virus transit from the site of inoculation to the brain is it vulnerable to immune intervention?
Before reaching: Rabies moves along nerves from the inoculation site back to the brain. The bottom line is that if you have been exposed, you take the immunizations, hopefully at once, if this is a homework question, it's a poor one as no one is absolutely certain. If you have been exposed but delayed reporting, don't give up; post-exposure immunization is a basic human right. ...Read more
Where give the rabies immune globin shots? Health dep said it would be where exposed (finger) but hosp gave it in my arm/legs. Do I need more in finger
No room: The location of the wound and available muscle mass in which to give it determines where this might be given. If you were bitten on the ass, they would infiltrate the wound. The finger has no space to inject it safely and if they did, it would likely cut off the circulation and you could lose the finger. ...Read more
Possibly fatal: Rabies is fatal. If you get it, you will die. There is little to know treatment. Once you have been exposed, you have a about 6 weeks before you get the disease. It takes time for the vaccine to work, maybe longer than 6 weeks. You need the instant protection of the Immune Globulin shot to give the vaccine time to work. ...Read more
Revived rabies immune globulin one week ago. Did first 3 shots of vaccine. Am I protected or do I need another immune globulin for new exposure?
Confused: The primary series varies with need. If done before exposure, 3 shots of the vaccine is routine. After exposure, globulin and 4 doses of the vaccine, on days 0, 3, 7 & 14 are the usual protocol. After completion of the series patients can be tested for antibody conversion. The primary series is expected to give 2 years worth of protection from point of completion. ...Read more
How long is rabies immune globulin effective for. I received it one week ago. Started vaccines. Concerned about a new exposure to bats in the attic.?
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
Does rabies immune globulin fully protect you from rabies until the vaccines build antibodies? Second (new) bite prior to treatment being complete.
Infectious disease doctors are the specialists in this area. Rabies is a serious disease. Go see and query your ID doctor. This is serious stuff. You could die, so be truthful and see your physician again. A query here is not fully answered without your complete medical history, exam etc.
Call a Vet for the sake of the animal if you have it caged. ...Read more
Received rabies immune globulin & 3 rabies vaccines. 4th shot is in 4 days. Just had another possible bat bite. Do I need to go to ER or am I protected?
Your on your way: You are in the process of becoming protected. I would call the local health department to check on the frequency of local rabies activity before adding to what you have. The primary series is expected to yield 2 years of ongoing protection from the point of completion. ...Read more
I was bitten by a small monkey in Thailand and at A&E within the hour for rabies immune globulin + other vaccines. I stupidly drank alcohol that evening not thinking. Have I ruined the chances of it working? I've had further vaccines since home
I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed. I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body. Should I worry abt rabies?
Took wicoryl, levocetrizine, amoxillin, azithromycin during rabies vaccination due to sore throat, fever and chills. Is this fine? Immune supressed?
Yes: Assuming your doctor recommended these antibiotics to treat an infection, this is fine. None of the medications mentioned will conflict with the others. Rabies vaccine is a killed vaccine so you may not mount as strong a response to the vaccine. If you were exposed to rabies prior to vaccine, you may need an additional dose on day 28 and should by now have had rabies immune globulin ...Read more
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
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 more
Quite likely: If one gets infected with rabies, he has an incubation period in which he shows no symptoms. When symptoms begin, he will feel some flu-like symptoms. Then comes the bad brain symptoms, with some erratic violent behavior plus foaming at the mouth, and death some days later from paralysis and coma. The flu-like symptoms can last days to a week or so, and the rabid behavior another week or so. ...Read more
It's not subtle: The only question worth asking is whether you have been exposed. If you have any reason to think you have been bitten by a rabid animal, and this includes finding a dead bat in your bedroom, you need to undergo the immunization. Rabies infecction itself becomes clinically obvious in a few days from onset of symptoms. ...Read more
Probably not: Transmission of rabies usually occurs when infected saliva is passed to an uninfected animal. The most common mode of rabies transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host, although transmission has been documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and transplants. ...Read more