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Can rapid amputation of your bitten arm save you from rabies, if you have no vaccine?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

The best thing to do if there is the possibility of rabies is to go to the er. Keeping the animal for testing is helpful.
Amputation although it has been said to be successful soon after the infection is not commonly used. It is said it works by stopping the virus that is traveling along the nerves to the brain.

In brief: Maybe

The best thing to do if there is the possibility of rabies is to go to the er. Keeping the animal for testing is helpful.
Amputation although it has been said to be successful soon after the infection is not commonly used. It is said it works by stopping the virus that is traveling along the nerves to the brain.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not

A treatment for rabies.

In brief: Not

A treatment for rabies.
Dr. Barry Cohen
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