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Old 07-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Question Fear of Rabies (Is it OCD or should I actually be scared?)

It all started on the first day of summer school.
I was in the hallways, putting my books in the locker. That's when my friend came and gave a handshake. There were wounds on his hands. He didn't cover it with band aid or anything. But I still gave him a handshake cuz we haven't seen each other for a long time.

After, I gave him a handshake, I touched my books, backpack, even accidentally put my hand in my mouth (I have nail biting habit)

Then, while sitting in class I curiosly asked, what did you do you your hand? He said a dog bite him at a dog park. He has 5 big bite wounds.

Some questions I asked him:

Was the dog with the owner?
No, it was roaming around without an owner.

Was it salivating?
Ya

Did they catch the dog?
No

Did you get rabies vaccine?
Yes

Is there any way for me to get rabies? It has been 10 days since I gave him a handshake.

I gave him a handshake 2 days after the dog bit. I'm worried if there were any rabies or dog saliva on his hands. (I don't want to ask him "hey buddy, did you wash your hand after the dog bit") He will think its a stupid question.

I have done so much Google-ing I can even write a book about rabies... :S
Should I get rabies vaccination?

** I had some small cuts on my hands (my hands go dry, so there are cuts on my hands). Like when your lips are dry, there are cuts and you sometimes bleed right. Just like that.

So, does that make a difference? ***

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Old 07-16-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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Re: Fear of Rabies (Is it OCD or should I actually be scared?)

You can't get rabies that way.

There is no way for you to get rabies.

 
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Re: Fear of Rabies (Is it OCD or should I actually be scared?)

If I had small cuts, are there any ways to get rabies from a situation like this?

My hands are dry sometimes and my hands were dry when I gave him hand shake. When my hands are dry there are cracks like when you lips are dry, you have crack and they sometimes bleed right. Just like that.

So, should I be worried now? Or is the answer the same?

 
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Re: Fear of Rabies (Is it OCD or should I actually be scared?)

Right. I don't think there's ever been a case in recorded history of a human getting rabies from another human. Under any circumstances.
Quit worrying.

 
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Re: Fear of Rabies (Is it OCD or should I actually be scared?)

Rabies is spread by infected saliva.

Did you lick his hand right after the bite or french kiss him??

If not you are fine

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