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What Should I Do If I Think I Might Have Rabies
Need a doctor, shots: A person who thinks he was exposed to rabies should be seen by a doctor within a day or so, in order to get started on rabies vaccinations. Only certain clinics stock the vaccines. A person who has good reason to believe he actually has rabies symptoms should prevent his saliva from contacting others. He should call ahead and go to the emergency room to be hospitalized for diagnostic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. 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
Have your cat: Checked asap by vet - but only handle cat if you can do so safely. If cat is overly aggressive and can not be handled - please call animal control. Your safety is high priority. ...Read more
Have you been: involved in a high risk situation with bat, skunk, opossum, fox, raccoon or aggressive cat or dog? More rarely with wolves or ground hogs. Rabies is usually fatal after neruologic sxs develop in people who have not been vaccinated. So - if you are at risk for rabies - seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Can i get rabies from clealing a bowl a stary cat salvated in . I feed this stray cat every day and it started hissing at me , it might have rabies . ?
See below: The virus transmission is mainly through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal and organ transplantation with saliva of infected animal ...Read more
See a doctor: Why do you think you have rabies? Have you been bitten by a dog or in close contact with another animal that carries rabies (such as bats, raccoons, skunks, opossums)? If so, don't waste any time. Go see a doctor immediately. Time is important. Untreated rabies is almost universally fatal! ...Read more
What to do if I have not shown any sign of hydrophobia, which I think a sign of rabies. please tell me , am I going to die?
What are you asking?: If you were bitten by an animal with rabies and you refused scientific treatment, it's going to kill you, but the incubation period depends on where the bite was. If you were treated by immunization, you'll be okay. If you were not bitten by an animal with rabies, or had exposure while caving or something similar, you will not get rabies. ...Read more
Got bit 5 yrs ago by stray cat. Should I get shots still. I hear incubation 4 rabies can be years but local doctors will probs think Im wrong. Am I?
Immediately!: If you were bitten by an animal known to have rabies it is imperative you seek immediate medical attention. If you were bitten by an animal such as an unknown dog, raccoon, opossum, bat you also should seek immediate medical attention because these animals carry higher risk for rabies. Rabies can be fatal and there is an available vaccine that can be used post exposure. ...Read more
I stabbed my toe on a dirty metal shard in my kitchen.It might have been wet and nibbled on.Is rabies possible?
Think tetanus: Rabies is an animal based disease (zoonosis) so that is not a consideration here. Tetanus, however, is. So make sure you are up to date on tetanus vaccine. You will likely need to get that cleaned out properly, esp. if it was a puncture wound. I recommend going to an urgent care center where they can professionally clean it out and give you a tetanus booster if you're due. ...Read more
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