I was licked by a friend's dog at 6pm, it was an eczema wound, I went for rabies vaccination at 11pm, the doctor said it was a level 3 exposure, do I need to get human immunoglobulin?
Hello, your case at six o'clock in the afternoon by a friend's dog add eczema wound, belongs to the third level of exposure, there is the possibility of infection rabies virus attack rabies, you need to inject rabies vaccine according to the process, according to the standard injection of immunoglobulin for prevention, after the injection of rabies vaccine, do not drink, do not eat cold and irritating food
If a tertiary exposure to rabies is reached, rabies immunoglobulin is recommended for safety reasons.After a tertiary exposure has occurred, the patient will have a shorter onset, if only the rabies virus vaccine is administered, at which point the rabies virus vaccine does not take effect before acting as an organism to provide antibodies to synthesize the virus remaining in the wound.The effect of rapid protection is exerted.
Please follow your doctor's instructions to get the rabies vaccine on time and in the right amount, because rabies virus is mainly found in the teeth and saliva of carnivorous animals such as dogs or cats. Once infected with rabies virus, the lethality rate is almost 100% and must be taken seriously.