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On Monday, August 8th I'm laying on the couch playing on my

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On Monday, August 8th I'm laying on the couch playing on my phone, I get up to go to bed and notice this little swollen part on my upper chest (3"-4" below my collar bones) that looks just like a mosquito bite but it doesn't itch, there is no blood just some clear fluid when pressed. I think nothing of it and go to sleep.
The next morning (Tuesday) I wake up, the swelling is gone but I have two little scabs, 3.5 mm apart. Because I have OCD/GAD I immediately thought this could be a bat bite. Granted, I have never seen a bat in or around my home, nor has my husband. Surely I would have felt a bat crawling around on me, especially on my upper chest.
However, my anxiety has gotten the best of me and I'm wondering if I should have a rabies booster. I've had rabies vaccines in the past due to travel.
January 2013 - Full PEP
January 2015 - Booster (2 shots)
August 2015 - Booster (2 shots)
January 2016 - Booster (1 shot)
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Also, I am in Houston, Texas USA
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

I can understand your concern , but it is highly unlikely that you have Bat bite , it is highly likely that some insect has bitten you and because of scratching you have little scabs .

As this event is not the indication to have Rabies vaccine , you have already full course of vaccine .

Just relax , and nothing to worry right now .

Regards ***** ***** luck .

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
The thing is, I didn't feel anything crawling on me or biting me. I know it wasn't a mosquito because it didn't itch or hurt.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Some insect bite is most likely , so nothing to worry about .

Regards .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
One last question, for the past couple of days I've been experiencing a "nervous stomach" which causes nausea and loose bowels and a constant headache. I've even began having these phantom sensations around the area of the bite. Could anxiety and "over thinking" really cause all of these symptoms?I will admit, my anxiety level has been at a maximum level for a week now.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

Yes definitely these all are the symptoms of anxiety , and you should overcome anxiety , which will ultimately cover all things .

Try to relax , be happy and good luck .

Many thanks .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 12 months ago.

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