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HomeAnswersGeneral Medicinerabies vaccineI got bit by a chameleon, got vaccinated, now in pain. Why?

I was bitten by a chameleon. I did take Vaxirab. Now I am feeling pain in my arm and my back. Give me your advice.

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Answered by

Dr. Divakara. P

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 15, 2014
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Dear Doctor,

I was bitten by a chameleon. I did take Vaxirab yesterday. Now I am feeling pain in my arm and a very little pain in my back. I fear if am infected by rabies?

What should I do. Give me your advice.

Answered by Dr. Divakara. P

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Rabies will not affect too early. What you are having now, could be the side effects of Vaxirab.

But if the rabies status of the chameleon is not known or if you cannot observe whether that chameleon lives for another 10 days, then you may also require Rabies Immunoglobulin. Ask your doctor for that.

What you have taken is a Rabies Vaccine but you also require Rabies Immunoglobulin  for full protection.

Consult a general medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Divakara. P
Dr. Divakara. P

Internal Medicine

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