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Rabies Immune Globulin Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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? ive had further vaccines since home
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
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?
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that aour body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more
Depends on dose: Immunoglobulin preparations are not checked if they have protective level antibodies anti-hepatitis a. Assuming that most blood donors have enough antibodies anti-hepatitis a, the immunoglobulin preparations should also have enough to neutralize a potential infection. However, this is especulation and it is possible that there could be enough viruses to overcome the neutralzing antibodies received. ...Read more
Immune globulin: The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for future protection from reinfection. ...Read more
IVIg, SCIg: Immunoglobulins are proteins that our body produce with the major function of neutralizing microbes. They are also called antibodies. Some people are congenitally deficient and receive a concentrate of immunoglobulins prepared from blood donors. When given intravenously is called ivig, given subcutaneously is scig. Another function is anti-inflammation, and is used in autoimmune conditions. ...Read more
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