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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United ...Read more


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What if i was bitten by a cat and i put some alcohol and feel no pain,Do I get rabies from that?

What if i was bitten by a cat and i put some alcohol and feel no pain,Do I get rabies from that?

Cat Bite: Cats can transmit diseases that don't necessarily cause pain. Alcohol will not prevent these diseases. If you are concerned about rabies contact, you need to be vaccinated now. You will also require an up date on your tetanus and an antibiotic. All the best. ...Read more

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I took alcohol during my anti rabies course,is there any harm?

I took alcohol during my anti rabies course,is there any harm?

Rabies prevention: The Philippines is endemic for rabies, so you should be careful to follow the doctor's instructions for the anti- rabies injections. Because these are shots, drinking too much alcohol won't affect the treatment really. Still you should give your body a break and cut back on the alcohol. If you find the biting dog, that may make your treatment alot easier. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a person drink alcohol while being treated for rabies?

Would it be possible that a person drink alcohol while being treated for rabies?

Yes in moderation : The treatment for rabies including vaccine and hrig is not affected by drinking alcohol . As always drink responsibly and in moderation.. ...Read more

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Can it interfere with rabies treatment if you get really drunk a few times? Ofc heavy alcohol use is never healthy, but can it interact with rabies?

Can it interfere with rabies treatment if you get really drunk a few times? Ofc heavy alcohol use is never healthy, but can it interact with rabies?

No: The response ot the Rabies Vaccine is not dependent upon your blood alcohol level. Your response should not be affected by tying one on. Just make sure you don't drive home after. ...Read more

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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

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