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Rabies Vaccination Bath
POST exposure: ... Until the vaccine works.Previously vaccinated people should receive two doses of the vaccine intramuscularly—the first immediately, the other three days later. Rig is unnecessary and should not be given. An immunized person is anyone who has received a complete series of vaccine, or a person who has received a pre-exposure or post-exposure series of any Rabies Vaccine rabies titer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Yes, several shots: If a person was bit by a rabid animal, and he got: his wound properly washed out, his rabies IgG properly given, and his rabies vaccines properly given, all within the recommended time periods, then he can presume that he will not get rabies. Nothing is 100% certain in life, but proper rabies treatment works. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?
Im about to drink brandy now. But i just got my rabies vaccination 2days ago and the ill get the next shot 2days from now is that ok?
No problem: Your intake of a few drinks has no effect on what your immune system does after a vaccination.That is not the case for some medications, but for this you are okay. ...Read more
I was bitten by a dog and a cat and began taking abhayrab post-exposure rabies vaccinations. Both are fine after ten days. Can i stop treatment?
I had rabies vaccination and the injection site is red and swells. This has been a week now. Is this normal? How long should it usually go down?
This should be: checked by a doctor. Some pain and swelling and slight redness at the site is not uncommon, but these symptoms for one week could signify infection, which would need treatment. ...Read more
I had 4 shots of rabies vaccination post exposure. 5th shot is still due next month.Can I consume alcohol, or should wait till completion of the 5th.
TRAVEL/OCCUPATION: Humans do not need Rabies Vaccine in us unless they are working in hazardous occupation like vets/animal care takers etc, as the chance of exposure in very minimal, and you only need the vaccine if you get bitten by an animal who is suspected of being a rabies carrier or disease. You may need Rabies Vaccine if you are travelling abroad in some countries and have a risk of being bitten by animal rabi. ...Read more
My cat scratched me recently hes had his vaccinations but hes an outdoor cat what are the chances of him transmitting rabies?
Unlikely: If your cat has had its rabies shot it would not later carry rabies. You are more likely to get a simple infection from common germs unless you wash out the wound & care for it. Tetanus might also be a possibility. Domestic animals are seldom rabies carriers unless truly wild and often your county health department maintains a rabies monitoring program to see if it is in the region. ...Read more
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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2 yr: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
Could you please tell me where is the cheapest place to get a human rabies vaccination in central jersey?
Rabies vaccine: Only hospitals carry the vaccines. Docs offices rarely carry them as they are to expensive and may just sit around in their vaccine fridge. Go to the er. ...Read more
5 years ago, I got bitten by a street cat. I didn't get any shots back then. Do I need vaccinations today because I'm anxious about rabies.
Yes/No: though the incubation period of rabies in Humans is wks to months and rarely slightly over a year, it is almost not possible that rabies will show after 5 years .. however, if you have any symptoms , it is best if you see your physician for a thorough evaluation and an advice as to what is the best course of action . good luck ...Read more
If you have a injection of Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccinations, do you have to have the next two injections in the course from the same brand? Thanks
Any brand is ok: No it doesn't have to be the same brand. For those particular immunizations it doesn't matter which brand you choose. ...Read more
Yes: Social drinking will not effect the internal response you have to any vaccine. ...Read more
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