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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I'm in Indonesia and have a question about post exposure

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Hello I'm in Indonesia and have a question about post exposure rabies treatment

Hello William I'm Dr Chip

What's your question please?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
On Tuesday afternoon 15th in Sumatra my 22 year daughter had contact with a wild monkey. She sustained a small 3 millimetre I dénotation to her hand between thumb and forefinger on left. The skin did not break and there was no blood. She immediately cleaned her hand with uk sourced hand sanitizer and then thought nothing of it. By Friday she was very concerned about Rabies so we sought medical help. She began a 5 treatment course of sanofi verorab but was not given HRIG and second doctor we saw yesterday in Bali where she is due her2nd shot tomorrow advised she did not need it. Is this correct I am concerned
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
2nd shot due 21st first shot (day 0) was on Friday 18th

I understand

I assume she's never been vaccinated against rabies in the past?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Then she needs the HRIG to fully cover her here

The vaccine itself may possibly be all she needs but since it takes time for that to cause the body to develop antibodies to the virus the HRIG will give those antibodies immediately to her

Please let me know if you need any more information William

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can we speak

Sorry but I can't do a phone call right now

But I'll be happy to continue here

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is HRIG good at this point so many days after the first dose of the vaccine. I.e. Am I too late for that?

It really is best if it's given at the beginning of treatment but I would still give it to her at this point

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
OK thanks for the information

My pleasure and call on me anytime