VAR Injection Side Effects.?
Hay. Cancer on 12-04-2019 my mother was bitten by a small puppy by birth. Her bite was cut into wounds and bleeding. We were grandchildren quickly with soap. 2017 and 2018 in 2019 have not been vaccinated. Until I was tested my mother was injected VAR. VAR injections were immediately given 2. Injected in the right arm and in the left. there are no signs of rabies. healthy food. Can I inject VAR even if the dog is not affected by rabies. Does my mother need to inject VAR on day 7 and day 21. is there any fatal effect due to my mother being injected directly VAR 2 injection. Please explain ??? By winda
Hello Windha, thank you for using the HealthReplies.com service.
Rabies or also known as "mad dog" is a viral infection of the brain and nervous system that can be transmitted by dogs, cats, monkeys, ferrets, rabbits through bites, scratches, or saliva. In cases that are classified as very rare, transmission of the virus rabies can also occur from human to human, through organ transplants.
Giving anti-rabies vaccine (VAR) after being bitten by an animal suspected of carrying the rabies virus is the best way to avoid rabies, but this depends on the type of wound and the animal that bites. If the wound suffered is a high risk injury, and the animal that is biting cannot be observed or during animal observation it causes symptoms of rabies, the patient needs to receive serum or vaccine.
If your healthcare provider gives a VAR injection to your mother even though the dog that is biting has not shown signs of rabies, then your bite may be a high risk injury. The dosage and method of administration of VAR given to your mother are correct, with 4 times, namely day 0 (two times at a time), day 7 at once and day 21 at one time.
Do not worry, God willing, there will be no fatal effects that will appear on two injections at once, because the procedure is already correct as such. However, after VAR is given, it can cause fever, swelling, and pain in the area injected, and can also cause side effects such as fever, headache, vomiting, and muscle aches.
If you get serious side effects and do not improve, I suggest taking your mother to a health worker who handled your mother before. Always be vigilant when looking at wild animals in the vicinity, and still adhere to the next injection schedule, to stimulate rabies virus neutralizing antibodies.
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you.