Mouse bite

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by maccam, May 19, 2007.

  1. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so I was playing with this mouse, he was acting wierd :eek: and he bit me :eek: and the bite drew very litte blood. Do you think I'm alright? I should start another thread; What Have You Been Bitten by?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Is this a random mouse or a pet mouse? What's it's medical history (if you know)?

    I'd see a doctor just to make sure the wound gets cleaned out at a minimum.
     
  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Heh you will be fine don't worry so much :D I have been bitten many many times before by my hamster, just keep it clean and put a plaster on it and check it every day or so and if it looks infected go to the doctors.
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    You have RABIES. Sorry.

    Have a great life.




    (and a ;) for those joke-challenged)
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Uhm.. Rabies shot. Now.
     
  6. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    You should at least clean it out with some rubbing alcohol (ow!) or hydrogen peroxide.

    Tell us if you start growing fur and a tail.
     
  7. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I read this whole thread thinking your computer mouse pinched you, like in a crevice or something. haha.
     
  8. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. Katie's right.

    Assuming this wasn't your pet mouse, but just "some weird acting mouse that bit you," you should consider yourself "post-exposure."

    Weird acting = chance of rabies. All mammals can get rabies. At the minimum, call your freaking doctor.

    And rubbing alcohol like, kills you (pain-wise). But doesn't kill rabies.

    So, to the doctor.
     
  9. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This was just a random mouse. Wikipedia said that mice rarely have rabbies. If the mouse wasn't acting so strange I wouldn't be worried. :(

    I'll risk it!
     
  10. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did have the mouse riled-up, so maybe I'll just stop worrying altogether.
     
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  12. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    What part of "see a doctor" didn't you understand?! Rabies is nothing to screw around with. Yeah, the shot is going to hurt like a bitch, but that's better than dying.
     
  13. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Here's part of the wikipedia article that you should take note of:

     
  14. aprilgrey34 macrumors member

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    Exactly. You say "acting strange," I think "neurologic." Neurologic wild animal?... good chance of Rabies. It doesn't matter how "rare" Rabies is found in mice... the fact is that they can still be carriers.

    If that's your final decision, then so be it. You only asked for our advice/opinions, of which the majority is to consult with a licensed physician who probably knows a little more about infectious diseases than you do. We can't make you see a doctor; so if you don't, there's nothing more we can do.
     
  15. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    And she had to induce a coma to do it too.

    Ain't nothing to laugh at, Rabies. Get to a doc. I don't wanna my joke to turn into a non-joke!
     
  16. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I play with a lot of random mice, there fun. Anyway how much does a rabies shot cost?
     
  17. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    WTF?
     
  18. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    As much as you're willing to spend to stay alive...and stop playing with random mice.
     
  19. adk macrumors 68000

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    Don't know how much it costs monetarily, but it will cost you an injection into your spinal cord. Have you tried asking a doctor and not just some computer geeks?
     
  20. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. If I go to the doctor they will say I need a rabies shot nomatter what.

    2. I'm 14 (didn't want to say that)

    3 The nearest hospital is 15 miles away.

    I'm still thinking whether to go or not.
     
  21. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Its pretty obvious you are fourteen. You got bitten by a wild possibly very ill animal and you hesitate getting it checked out!
    Even a bite from a healthy animal can turn bad in humans. Yes I can understand that you may have ot pay out of pocket for the doctors fee. Maybe you can find a free clinic in your area. Just go to a bloody doctor already and prepare for a series of test and treatment.

    And stop playing with wild animals.
     
  22. maccam thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are you a city guy? You see I live in the country, and I have a country spirit, so I still won't stop playing with wild animals. Thank you all for your opinion. :)
    I MIGHT get it checked out.
     
  23. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    I swear to god you're Mark Twain come back to life and getting your "jollies" out of the Internet.
     
  24. aprilgrey34 macrumors member

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    ... if by "spinal cord" you mean "muscle" of the arm.

    Post-exposure rabies vaccines are now given intramuscularly, like a flu shot or a tetanus shot. (Back in the day, it used to be given intraperitoneally, ie into the abdominal cavity -- ouch!)

    PS Please don't scare OP. We are trying to convince him to seek professional medical advice, not scare him away from it! :)
     
  25. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    The IG is given intramuscularly, and the vaccine itself, from what I remember, is a five-shot series given in the same manner as a "plain jane" shot. I wasn't aware that they had gotten rid of the intra-abdominal IG injections, that probably does a lot to get rid of the pain...

    And, with all due respect, the OP doesn't have a choice in this matter; if he's been exposed to rabies it's a public health issue.

    Oh, and to the OP - six vaccines and a few 15-minute car trips cost a lot less than a coffin and accompanying funeral. Get it done.
     

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