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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/26/2001 12:05:20 PM EDT
Sorry,I know this is'nt a medical forum but, Everyone thing I am crazy.No thats not my problem. At least not the one I am asking about [:D] Yeserday I was cleaning up a soy-bean field that the company that my boss{he is a contractor} had blown wood chips in,{they were cutting down trees} Anyway I had gloves on but took the off for a minute to clean my sweaty hands off, well before I but them back on I reached down to pick up a piece of wood,when I went to pull my hand back I got animal saliva on my fingers {the leaves had been chewed some} Within 2 minutes I got back to the truck and washed my hands with thermos water about 4 times then went back to work,then I realized I had that acholol hand cleaner behind the seat. I went back and cleaned them again,about 10min after the first time. I did'nt have any bad scratches,possibly surface scruffs you get just by working, my hands did'nt sting when I applied acohol so no cuts. There was a dog with a collar on runing around (probaly 45min before] but looked healthy and acted normal,just like a lean farm dog. I called the health dept. they said I should'nt worry,but told me to see my doctor. When I called my parents I mentioned it and my dad {a retiring oil field tech.} said not to worry about it. My doctor is on vacation till friday and everone thinks I am blowing this out of proportion. Am I??? I have a phobia of diseases but I would rather be safe then sorry. should I go ahead and get a rabies vacination?
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:22:09 PM EDT
I got blood and organs coming out of both sides of me, and you're worried about some dog spit?
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:39:09 PM EDT
If it did not enter an open wound your chances are right around 0% of contracting anything. Skin is neat like that. radioman
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:43:50 PM EDT
Nah. Quit worrying about it you're fine.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:43:56 PM EDT
The fun thing about rabies is that once you know you have it you're dead. Do you have a rabies problem in your area? What or who was chewing on the leaves? You sure it wasn't where your Pard just spit? I went through something similar and the worry about drove me crazy!
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 2:26:14 PM EDT
I wouldnt worry about it. If an actual animal bit you it would be different. If a wild animal does bite you, shoot the F**ker because they will want to do tests on it. No animal, you get painful shots just in case. You contract full blown rabies, its goodbye. Can I get all your guns?
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 2:33:19 PM EDT
[size=4]YOU'RE GONNA DIE!!![/size=4] how did you know it was animal saliva? why not just water from the trees? nah, dude, you're fine.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 2:35:01 PM EDT
Transmission Virus infected saliva is transmitted through a bite. Rarely, rabies is transmitted by viral contamination of a fresh wound. Also rarely, it is transmitted through a scratch, if there is saliva on the claw and the scratch breaks the skin, or through contamination of a mucous membrane (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth). There have been reports of rabies being transmitted through the air in bat-infested caves. If a stray or unvaccinated cat, dog or other animal bites a person, the animal should be immediately euthanized and submitted for rabies testing. Unvaccinated individuals should receive postexposure treatment within 48 hours. Each year in the United States, 40,000 people receive postexposure treatment, which involves immediate cleansing of the wound and injection of human rabies immune globulin into the wound site and one other site (e.g., the buttocks). At the same time, a series of five injections of vaccine are given to the patient. The local public health official should also be notified. ------ I say go to the doctor and demand that you get the old fashioned 15 injections in the stomach.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 2:38:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:00:53 PM EDT
more danger from the vaccine.My wife was bit bt a small cat.called the health dept and they said that no reported rabbies in cats around here in 30 years.Said to clean it well[doctor]and not worry about it.This cat wasnt screwing round.4 fang marks about 3 inches apart.WhenI caught up to him latter I gave him his rabbies shot.Skin not broken,dont even sweat it.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:16:14 PM EDT
Imbro,the med. tech at the health dep. said it was a shot in the arm now,maybe a few,I don't know.Kinda like a hepatitis shot or tetnas shot. Hey,if I do start walking into walls,foaming at the mouth and fear water,go into coma and die,do you want all my NIW pre-ban Butler Creek 25rd 10/22 mags? Oh,your in cali,aren't you. Sorry about spelling I am slightly delireous from no sleep and a really bad sun burn. There is VERY LITTLE rabies around here, mostly in bats. I was alone,I know the difference between tree sap/water and saliva. GOVTHUG I am sorry,maybe if I go voluntarily contract ebola I can get in your good graces again. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:20:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Noname: The fun thing about rabies is that once you know you have it you're dead. Do you have a rabies problem in your area? What or who was chewing on the leaves? You sure it wasn't where your Pard just spit? I went through something similar and the worry about drove me crazy!
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HMMM...if you are crazy you might have rabies!! LOL.....so did you get the rabie shot then?? I have no idea what was eating the plants,I got there around 9AM and this happened at around 12noon it was'nt that big of an area,I could see it all,only animal was that dog.Bats don't eat soy bean,I don't think they do anyway. The med. tech. said rabies{like most viruses} dies with in 15 min. outside the body,is this true??
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:24:59 PM EDT
That is why I said get it the "old fashioned" way. Don't trust those young whippersnappers and their newfangled treatments.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 3:37:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: That is why I said get it the "old fashioned" way. Don't trust those young whippersnappers and their newfangled treatments.
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Oh,I can see you have my best intrests at heart hey,if I croak you want my AR's??? Oh,wait your in Kali,[:D]
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