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My son is taking anti rabies injection and last injection is on 28-3-15. Is there any problem on sending him to an amusement park on 30-3-15?

My son is taking anti rabies injection and last injection is on 28-3-15. Is there any problem on sending him to an amusement park on 30-3-15?

Post exposure: Is this the post exposure vaccine for rabies? If it is the same vaccine used in the US, then it is a killed virus, so he would not be contagious. Common side effects can include pain at injection site, general muscle/joint aches, and rarely fever. If he is feeling well enough, then ok to send him. Consider nsaids to help with mild side effects. ...Read more

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Rabies (Definition)

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


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M daughter got scratch by dog so we went for anti rabies injection and then after 3 ang half months she got bitten again so we get her inject anti rab?

M daughter got scratch by dog so we went for anti rabies injection and then after 3 ang half months she got bitten again so we get her inject anti rab?

No: If she had a full series of antirabies vaccine, i.e., 4 doses, she is very unlikely to need another vaccination. To be safe, she can have her antirabies titer drawn. Check with her PCP. ...Read more

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My husband was bitten by a dog. He was currently taking medicines and anti rabies injection. Is it ok to have sex with him?

My husband was bitten by a dog. He was currently taking medicines and anti rabies injection. Is it ok to have sex with him?

Dog Bite and Sex: Yes it is safe for you to have sex with him -- I am uncertain of his condition so cannot opine about whether that is the right activity for him (eg, locus of dog bite, did receive an operation, etc). That said, he must comply with the rabies vaccination series as that would be contagious and rapidly fatal. ...Read more

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Once a monkey biteme as wound was very small I washed it with soap and did not took anti rabies injection. Now in my skin I see red dot and feel itch?

Infection: They way you describe it may be infection. All animal/human bites must be treated for infection. Monkeys can have rabies and transmit rabies. So if it is a money that can be monitored, keep a watch over it and also keep health dept informed. If if was an unprovoked bite by a wild monkey, get vaccinated for rabies. If provoked bite by monkey the decision is more complex, consult a id physician. ...Read more

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Rabies injection needed after a cat bite?

Depends on situation: In the us, domesticated animals are considered low risk for transmitting rabies & owners vaccinate their pets to avoid the disease. Wild cats with outside exposure might pose a risk. Local health authorities keep track of rabies activity within the region & the animals involved. I suggest you contact your local health authority for guidance in this matter. ...Read more

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Can I get rabies through a person who had touched one man's wound bitten by monkey, and then gave an injection to me.

Can I get rabies through a person who had touched one man's wound bitten by monkey, and then gave an injection to me.

Was it a medical: Person who administered the injection? If so, good hygiene is expected such as washing the hands -even if one had been gloved. The scenario you presented does not sound as though it would high risk for transmission of rabies (if in a medical setting). ...Read more

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Three years back one medical attendent gave me injection to me just after cleaning a wound of a monkey bitten man? Can I get rabies?

Three years back one medical attendent gave me injection to me just after cleaning a wound of a monkey bitten man? Can I get rabies?

Incubation time for: Rabies can be from a couple of days to several years. However, medical attendants normally use good technique (washing hands, gloves). At this point, there is not any evidence that you have shared that the man who was bitten by a monkey had rabies. It would be extraordinarily unlikely that rabies was transmitted to you with the described events. Take care. ...Read more

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My rabies (4-5) injection course completed on 13th, got bitten by dog again on 16th, so do I need to take another injection. If not, for how long?

Vaccine basics: Once you have completed the rabies series, your system is considered safe from exposure during a 2 year period. Those working in high risk occupations are encouraged to either check immune level (titers) at 2 years or get a booster dose. ...Read more

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I got 5 injectns of rabies. After 1 year, I got diff injection from a doctor who just cleaned the wound of a monkey bitten man (3 yrs)can I get rabie?

Low risk: Once you complete that primary rabies series you are considered well protected from any re- exposure within the next two years. Those working in high risk professions are encouraged to get a booster rabies inoculation or have their blood tested for antibody level to see if one is needed. ...Read more

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How many years rabies vaccine will be effective. I took 6 injection about 8 years ago. Will it be still effective?

Two years: According to health sources the vaccine should last two years. You can get a test to check your immunoglobulins to see if you still have immunity. ...Read more

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Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?

Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?

No Effect: Smoking does not interfere with rabies or Hepatitis B Vaccine (or any other vaccine).
By the way- you know you need to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor about effective therapies to help you quit smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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I did not finish my post-exposure rabies vaccine; I quit after the first or second injection. This was a couple of years ago. Can I get sick?

Possibly.: You may still be vulnerable to rabies if you have not completed the full pre exposure immunization regimen which consists of three doses.
Depending on your risk, titers measurement may be in order. ...Read more

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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

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I was bit by a dog. I was given rabies vacination. And my tt (tetanus) injection was delayed by 48 hours. I did get 2 tt in last 3 month. Scared help?

You are safe: You are well protected against rabies and tetanus. Delay in getting tetanus injection would cause any problem, because your 2 tetanus injection given in last 3 months are giving ou protection against tetanus. Hope this will help you ...Read more

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For how much time does rabies vaccine provide protection? I had taken three injections of rabies vaccine in early march 2012. Do I need to take again

For how much time does rabies vaccine provide protection? I had taken three injections of rabies vaccine in early march 2012. Do I need to take again

Completed series: The protection from a completed series is estimated @ 2 years. Those in constant contact with the virus (wildlife workers, veterinarians, etc) are screened for antibodies after 2 years & given boosters only if low. (cdc guidelines). ...Read more

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Is there any chance intradermal rabies vaccine injection to spill out after 2 hours injection has been given and the injection was proper?

Explain problem: It sounds like you had a problem with a rabies injection, can you explain it better so we understand what you are asking? If the shot was given intradermally, should not leak out 2 hrs later ...Read more

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I was wondering does the injection site for rabies vaccine cause cancer/tumors?

I was wondering does the injection site for rabies vaccine cause cancer/tumors?

No: It just doesn't. If somebody told you otherwise, just stop listening to that person. If someone urged you not to get rabies immunization out of a fear of cancer, you are dealing with an idiot or a charlatan. If you need immunization, by all means get it. Thousands of people die yearly just from neglecting this. ...Read more

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First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

First injection of vaccine after rabies dog bite within 2 hrs. Day 2, headache and pain on injury that goes away by painkillers. Normal? Please ans!

Yes,: Your got prompt medical care and if you continue with your injections, should be safe. Pain that resolves with painkillers would be normal at this stage. I'm sorry about your injury ...Read more

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How good is an anti rabies shot?

How good is an anti rabies shot?

Very effective: When given with anti rabies immune globulin, efficacy of Rabies Vaccine is very high. ...Read more

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How long would the anti rabies last on humans?

2-3 years: Duration of immunity in humans after 2 injection rabies vaccination averages between 2-3 years. Some studies suggest protective levels of antibiodies as long as 10 years. ...Read more

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For how many months does 3 shots of anti-rabies gives protection?

24 months: The preexposure immunization consisting of three doses provides protection for at least 2 years. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke with the anti rabies shots?

Is it bad to smoke with the anti rabies shots?

Yes: The "badness" of smoking remains the same, with or without rabies shots, so one should not smoke. However, if a person was out in the wild when bit by a rabid animal, and did not get the rabies shots started until it was too late, he will likely die of rabies. In that case, having a smoke before rabies symptoms start, should not cause any additional harm. ...Read more

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Got bit by doberman. Should I get anti tetanus, anti rabies shots?

Probably neither: If your tetanus shot is current, i.e., last booster within 5 years, another shot may not be needed. Domestic dogs are generally not considered rabid. ...Read more