Handling After Being Bitten By A Dog?
Good afternoon .. I’m Kevin, can I ask? I was bitten last month by a dog and his dog died. Then I went to Puske, and Langgsung injected VAR three times. On the 7th and 21st days. Has the injection been poisoned already revealed by Hilan from me ??
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
Dog bites, both small dogs and large dogs, have the risk of becoming a means of transmission of the rabies virus. Rabies virus infection is transmitted through saliva from bites or scratches of animals infected with this virus, where dogs are the main transmitting animal for the rabies virus. Transmission of the rabies virus can occur from animal to animal or animal to human. The most common cause of transmission to humans is unvaccinated dog bites.
If you are bitten by a dog, you are advised to see a doctor. The doctor will usually give an antirabies vaccine (VAR) as a postexoposure prophylaxis (PEP). There are several clinical guidelines that provide recommendations regarding the scheduling of VAR administration. There are clinical guidelines that recommend the administration of VAR on day 0 bite, then accompanied by additional doses on day 3, -7, -14, and -28. There are also clinical guidelines that encourage 4x as many VARs, which are on day 0 (twice as many times), then on the 7th and 21st days. These clinical guidelines only provide recommendations and final decisions regarding the need for dosage and scheduling of VAR administration is still determined by the doctor taking into account the patient's individual condition. In addition to VAR, doctors may also give a tetanus vaccine if the patient who has been bitten by a dog has not been given a tetanus vaccine in the past 10 years.
Research shows that VAR administration shows a high success rate when VAR is given as soon as possible after exposure (dog bite). However, medical supervision is still needed for your condition even though all planned VAR doses have been given. So, consult directly with your doctor or neurologist who treats you. The doctor may also conduct an evaluation through history taking, physical examination, and supporting examinations according to the indications found, for example blood tests. Return to the doctor immediately if you encounter symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, anxiety, partial weakness of the limbs, anxiety, hallucinations, excessive salivation, and difficulty in swallowing.
As a suggestion, you should vaccinate pets, especially dogs; report wild animals to an authorized institution to monitor wild animals; and avoid direct contact with wild animals.
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