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Anti rabies for rat bite
I got a rat bite a week ago...I went to the doc and got a tetanus injection. He said I did not require an anti rabies injection. Is it alright if I haven't taken anti rabies shots?
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You don't require rabies prophylaxis for a rodent bite. You will require TT injection(which you've already taken). Keep the wound clean and avoid any contamination until the wound is completely healed. Kindly observe if you develop fever with shivering or body pain, in which case you'll have to visit the ER at the earliest so that you can be examined and undergo investigations such as CBC, Lepto IgM, etc. and get treated accordingly.
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Hello there...., You may not need rabies prophylaxis immune globulin or vaccine...this is because rodents like rats or squirrels are not considered rabies vectors.. they don't survive long enough after an attack by a rabid animal to incubate and spread rabies...... but if you notice pus, significant swelling of the area, or redness or pain extending away from the area....., consult your Physician as there could be an secondary bacterial infection.....
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