If you get bitten by a rabid animal, what it would be the course of treatment. This is a tough one. Hint, there are three elements, and the treatment depends on pre exposure or post exposure. Note that no name of drugs are needed to answer this.
By protecting them from the bites of rabid animals. If however, the bite has occurred, the patient would need Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), which consists of 3 elements:
- wound care, a
- dministration of rabies immunoglobulin (Ig),
- &vaccination with the inactivated rabies virus.
Vaccine doses given depend on whether it is given as pre-exposure or post-exposure:
Pre-exposure doses given on days 0, 7, 21, 28
Post-exposure doses given on days 0, 3, 7, and 14 (also given is rabies Ig on day 0).
A person who has been previously vaccinated need only get 2 doses of rabies vaccine:
one, right away and one on the 3rd day; rabies immunoglobulin is not needed.