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Rat Bite Fever Prognosis
I had a fever after being bitten by a rat what should i do?i already had a tetanus shot.is this a rat bite fever?
ANewTedNugentSong!!: I hope not. When were you bitten? If over a week and you feel OK except for a slight fever don't worry. But if you feel like you're coming down with the worst flu you've ever had (which you probably are, but still have to play it safe) and maybe get a rash, then head for a doctor and tell him your story. Maybe you'd have it and if so, there are antibiotics for it. Luckily, it's pretty rare. ...Read more
Possible rat bite fever?
I was bitten by my pet rat 10 days ago and I have muscle pain in both my legs
Get rid of the rat!: Symptoms will start 3-10 days after being bitten. Two types of Rat Bite...streptobacillary and spirillary. Streptobacilliary presents with fever, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting, rash and headache. The Spirillary (Sudoku) symptoms vary..recurring fever, ulceration of bite site, swollen lymph nodes and rash. Call your doctor...If you can take penicillin..Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875 twice a day is great. ...Read more
Rat bites: Rat bites can cause diseases including rat bite fever, localized abscesses, cellulitis and even tetanus among others. Leptospirosis is associated with rodents although usually it's their urine causing infection. Worse, the rats urine can contaminate water sources and u can contract leptospirosis from that. Rats can facilitate other diseases including plague, tularemia, hanta virus and others. ...Read more
Wash the wound: Wash the wound with clean tap water and soap, based on how deep is the wound , location of the wound further steps are decided by the physician when you make a trip to er for getting evaluated, defintely a tetanus shot and the need for antibiotic as prophylactic to prevent infection and the need for prophylaxis with rabies immunization is decided after inspecting the location, severity of the wound. ...Read more
If someone kissed someone with possible exposure to rabies (rat bite) before the full course of the PEP was finished (4 out 5 shots completed) could they contract rabies?
5 months ago i got a rat bite and taken 3 doses of vaccine against rabbies and now i got a bite again should i take the injection against rabbies.
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