Regarding rabies
Dear sir or mem in 2002 a dog had bitten me but i have not taken vaccine at that time,and later on after 4-5years i got worry so in 2008 i took 3 antirabies vaccine and after that due to some physological problem i again took vaccines.. 2008-3 vaccine of rabies. 2009-4 vaccines 2010-3 vaccines 2011-2 vaccines In total 12 vaccines from 2008-2011.. So my question is: 1.Can i get Rabies in Future due to the dog bite in 2002 because at that time i had not taken vaccine???? 2.Can i get any reaction or side effects due to the vaccines that i have taken? And Sir i have asked this question in in past also in practo.Doctor have replied that their is remote possbility but Less Than 1% to get rabies,But now m very much worried by knowing this,Plz Help me sir i can't live in tention of getting rabies.Plz help me,I want to know that can i get rabies Yes or No
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Dr. Poornachandra Tejaswi S
General Physician 3 yrs exp Bangalore
Sir.i think you are the same person to whom I have replied in the past. I am pretty sure that there is no medical evidence of developing rabies after 14-15 years of dog bite. And even in the past I have told you that vaccine is protective only before the virus enters the nerves,till date there has been no cure if the person really gets infected.he will definitely show symptoms of the rabies infection within few days of dog bite and the death will be the end with such a long history in your case, rabies infection will definitely not be there. Based on the repeated vaccinations you have taken I think either you have not given Complete actual history of the dog bite you have got, to the physicians you have shown, because no one will give vaccination for a person so repeatedly with a history of dog bite which happened so long before or you had developed a phobia/ fear of getting rabies, which may have prompted you to take repeated I kindly suggest you to consult a psychiatrist because I think you have developed panic attacks/ anxiety / phobia of dying with rabies. It might seem to you that consulting a psychiatrist is a shameful thing but its really not, its a science which can help people to resolve the issues responsible for their psychological problems.even though it might appear as a simple reason, based on your history I think its really beneficial so kindly do the needful.
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