Appropriate Treatment After Being Bitten By A Rat?
Good evening,rnrnI want to ask, if I get bitten by a rat, should I be vaccinated?rnHow many times has the vaccine been given and how long does it take to heal.rnrnThank you
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Rats are rodents that are everywhere, especially in dirty places, rats can spread various kinds of diseases that are harmful to humans. Some of the possible diseases that can arise due to rat bites are:
Leptospirosis is caused by rat saliva or rat urine
Infection due to rat bite
Hantavirus infection, is a disease caused by hantavirus through rat bites to humans, this disease is very dangerous, because it can cause respiratory tract disorders and can cause death, symptoms are fever, weakness, headache, chills, nausea, shortness of breath and pain in the thigh, back and hip muscles.
Rat fever, with symptoms of fever, vomiting and diarrhea
If you get bitten by a rat, you should immediately clean it under running water, then give antiseptic liquid, and immediately go to the nearest doctor, the doctor will take care of cleaning your wound again, giving antitetanus vaccines, anti-rabies, and giving antibiotics and anti-pain for 7 days. 14 days to prevent infection. And if after a few days of being bitten by a rat you experience fever, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, chills, muscle pain, you should also consult a doctor so that an examination of your condition will be carried out, the doctor will perform a physical examination, blood investigations, to determine the cause, whether because of a rat bite or something else.
A few steps for you to avoid being bitten by rats
Keep the house clean
Avoid piling things up at home which will become a rat's nest
Keep all water reservoirs from rats by closing them with a tub cover
Cover all types of food so as not to be contaminated with rats
Clean the gutters, and avoid throwing food scraps in the waterways which will attract rats
Keep the rat bite wound clean
Thank you hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah