What is the treatment for rabies?

When it comes to treating rabies, prevention is always better than cure. But what if you or someone you know gets bit by a potentially rabid animal? Well, fear not! In this article, we’ll take a humorous look at the various treatments available for people who may have contracted rabies.

Stay Calm and Don’t Panic

Before we delve into treatment options, let’s discuss what to do if you think you may have been exposed to the virus. Firstly, stay calm and don’t panic. Rushing around in a blind panic can actually increase your chances of developing symptoms faster.

As soon as possible after being bitten:

  • Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Report the incident to your local health department so that they can determine whether any other precautions need to be taken in your area.

Vaccination – Say Bye-bye To Rabies!

The mainstay of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) against rabies is vaccination. The vaccine consists of purified inactivated virus particles grown on embryonated eggs from which all pathological properties have been removed while retaining immunogenicity. It helps stimulate an immune response that will protect against subsequent exposure.

It’s important to note that once symptoms appear there are no effective treatments for survival from rabies infection except rare reports involving experimental therapy with monoclonal antibodies targeting host immune responses / central nervous system clearance mechanisms “Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get vaccinated today!

If animal bites person:
Thorough washing & debridement
Institute Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Human Rabies Immunoglobulin

For severe cases of exposure such as multiple deep bite wounds or those located close to nerve endings like hands and fingers getting infected these areas would require human/animal serum-based antitoxins before receiving doses of rabies vaccine. Thus, Human Rabies Immunoglobulin is given into the wounds and around the bite area as soon as possible after exposure.

Rabies immunoglobulin gives immediate protection against bites to extremities whereas vaccination response takes about a week.”Always listen to your doctor for correct dosing advice before taking any medication.”

Antiviral Drugs – Your “Special” Treatment

Unfortunately, there are no effective antiviral drugs available that can treat rabies while it’s already developed in humans. But some studies / clinical cases report how experimental therapy with monoclonal human antibodies has helped reverse severe symptoms previously patients have shown “Yes! It is currently still regarded as experimental so let’s hope that in future we can develop more definitive treatment options.”

Empathising With Victims

Being treated or potentially being treated for rabies infection must be scary and traumatizing for people bitten by animals but rest assured there is help. Even if diagnosis comes out positive do not lose hope because vaccines and human immune globulins remain highly effective prophylaxis coupled with correct cleansing procedures “Chin up!”


In conclusion, always seek medical attention immediately after being bitten by an animal even if you don’t think it might have been infected with rabies until confirmed otherwise; doing this could save your life!

– Wash any wound thoroughly and debride.
– Report incidents to your local health department
– Get vaccinated today!
– Listen to your doctors when prescribed medication
– Stay calm during treatment process – Chin Up!

Now, armed with knowledge on Rabies prevention & treatments anyone should now feel empowered enough refuse dangerous opportunities whose risks outweigh potential benefits “Knowing Is Power“.

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