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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Hi Laura,

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Hi Dr Arun , I’m glad you’re there . Here’s my question .I realize this sounds crazy but I have to ask . Tonight my daughter ( she 12) was outside standing on the steps of our pool when she noticed a bat actosss the pool drinking water . We have lots of bars here and they like to drink out of the pool and eat mosquitoes. Anyway , when she saw him she ran to the back door of our house and tried to get in because she’s freaked out by bats . The door was locked so she had to turn around and run around the front to the garage door . She has heard stories that when a bat bites you that you don’t feel it Because their fangs are so small . She said he was near her but not really . It’s hard to explain . My question is crazy I know .. but if a bat bites you , do you know ? I mean can you feel it ? She said she doesn’t feel anything but she’s so nervous that it could have happened when she turned her back to him . How long do you have to get a rabies shot if there’s a chance you got bit ? I know this is crazy but she’s so worried . Ty
Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Do bats generally attack people ?

Bats would attack people only when they feel threatened. Otherwise, they remain far from humans.

The bite would feel and there would always be some blood from the bite.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
he didn’t bite her ? I looked her over and I didn’t see any fang marks . You say she would have known ? Maybe she’s just freaked out because he was near her ?

Yes, she would have known, if there was a bite.

And there would have been a mark too.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Ok , so I don’t need to take her in ? Just so I know for my own knowledge, if a person gets bit how long do you have before you would die if you didn’t get treated ?

Not all bats would be the carrier of Rabies.

Rabies can occur in 3-8 weeks.

Remember, it is a rare disease.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
this is crazy , right ? She’s just freaked out and I worry a lot. The Dr would have to see a bite mark to give her rabies treatment , is that correct ?
Customer reply replied 17 days ago
I don’t have to worry ?

Yes, Laura, You are worrying unnecessarily.

The doctor can give the vaccine only when there are marks and history of definite bite.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Ok , and the bite marks are obvious ? Some of the pictures I’ve seen they look very small

Please do not search on the Internet.

That can worry you without any substantial medical reason.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
I know, Dr. Arun ... so she’s ok ? I don’t need to take her in tomorrow?

If she does not have marks, she is okay, Laura.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Thank you Dr. Arun

You are very welcome.

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