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Rabies (cont.)

Follow-up

If you have been exposed to rabies, maintain contact with the local health authorities and stick to the schedule of prescribed rabies vaccine shots. Contact your doctor after treatment in the emergency department. Your doctor may refer you for the additional doses of the vaccine if the doctor does not have them on hand.

Local discomfort at the site of the injection is expected. You may apply warm compresses and take over-the-counter pain remedies if needed. Any reactions differing from this should be discussed with your doctor.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014

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