Impact Of Rabies Vaccine On Growth And Development Of Children Aged 2 Years?
Hello Doctor My two-year-old child was bitten by a dog, then when we took him to the treatment his dog was beaten to death by my mother, then we went to a pharmacy and then injected Verorab right and left hand. You dog is not crazy, what is the effect of Verorab medicine for my child, is the ability of memory to decrease and body growth will be short and not tall anymore, please tell me.
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Verorab is a rabies vaccine, where the content in this vaccine is a virus that has been weakened or killed so that it is easily resisted by the immune system so that it can become stronger. Where the purpose of the vaccine is as a precaution before exposure / before being bitten or after being exposed / bitten.
on prevention, usually given 3 times (days 0, 7, 28), repeated after one year, repeated every 5 years. Suitable given to people who are at high risk of exposure to the virus, for example dog guards / trainers, veterinarians, and rabies researchers. But it is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women because there are no data on teratogenicity (fetal damaging properties).
while the goal after exposure / bite all patient conditions may be given a vaccine, whether it's a child or an adult, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, babies or the elderly, have kidney disease or not, should be given immediately after exposure to the rabies virus through animal bites. Immediately give the vaccine as much as 5x ( days 0, 3, 7, 14, 28), unless you only get the rabies vaccine before being exposed / completely bitten in the last 5 years is enough 2x (days 0 and 3).
However, if there has been contact with animals, regardless of positive or negative rabies, it is mandatory to get an injection of rabies vaccine immediately.
here are some of the side effects of the rabies vaccine:
reaction to the injection site (pain, swelling, itching, redness, bruising) headache dizziness nausea abdominal pain muscle pain in young children or babies may cause fever so uncomfortable so there is no effect of this vaccine that causes your child reduced memory ability and short body growth.
it's best if you go to a doctor if there is a worrying sign, it's also best if something happens like this is better you go to the nearest hospital.
There are several things you can do at home
if there is a fever you can compress with warm water give your child plenty of drinking water so as not to become dehydrated if the fever give your child to eat nutritious foods so it is good for your child's growth and development so the info I can give
may be useful.