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Validity Of Anti Rabies Injection
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
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
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
My wife was bitten by a dog. She was currently taking medicines and anti rabies injection. Is it ok to have sex with him?
Yes: She may be in extra need of the love, warmth and affection you offer one another. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can I get rabies through a person who had touched one man's wound bitten by monkey, and then gave an injection to me.
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
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
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
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
Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?
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?
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 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?
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
Is there any chance intradermal rabies vaccine injection to spill out after 2 hours injection has been given and the injection was proper?
Vaccine: It may leak immediately after the injection but after two hours it would not. ...Read more
I recently give injection to a rabies patient without glouse. I have cuticle peeling problem in my finger. So I am afraid. At the time she was violent.
Be immunized: It sounds like it was a significant risk. You should be immunized and double glove. All the best. ...Read more
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
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
Would a single cortisone injection in the knee given two weeks prior to receiving post exposure rabies vaccine decrease the efficacy of the vaccine?
Unlikely: There are not a lot of studies on this topic, but I would say that decreased efficacy is rather unlikely in this scenario. ...Read more
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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