Doctors Lounge - Infections Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Viral Infections
Question: 2 year old Rabies?
|kenneth_loo - Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:07 pm||
I was bitten by a dog about two years ago when I was back in Tibet, the dog was just being playful with my feet, and it scratched my ankle for a bit. The wound was very small, and no blood came out. I washed it later on with alcohol and it stung a bit.
I didn't use any vaccination afterwards, and the dog seemed fine after around 12 days, when we got back to the place.
I am wondering whether there is a possibility that I might get rabies in the future, and if there is anything I could do to prevent it.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:19 pm||
I think you can rest assured that you did not contract rabies from this incident. The disease would have become apparent rather soon afterward and it does not remain dormant in your body to appear in the future. I'm sorry you have worried about this for so long already.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.