I have moved on from a fear of blood clots to a fear of rabies! Now the other day I went to a shelter and played with some puppies. They were doing as puppies do and kind of chewing on my hands and licking them. They're puppies so they don't have their rabies shots. This got me worrying about getting rabies. The chances of me getting rabies in the U.S. from a dog is slim to none, especially a puppy who hasn't been out of the shelter its whole life. Even more so when it didn't even close to break any skin! I did, however, have a day old scratch on my hand and thought that the saliva probably got in my (mostly gone) scratch! Every part of my brain tells me that this fear is so irrational and that statistically my odds of getting rabies in this way is practically zero. I also have this problem with HIV. The chances of me having HIV are so so so slim but I cant shake the fear!
Anyone else have experience with this?