I actually joined this site because of this incident (after spending last night and a significant amount of time today lurking on here trying to reassure myself).
I live in Michigan and I was up north at my friend's cottage from Sunday until Thursday and I came home yesterday afternoon. While we were up there, my friends and I bought some fudge to bring back with us, which we left out on my friend's counter while we took a nap. After my friend and I woke up, we noticed that something had tried to break into the fudge (my friend's has been opened and looked like the animal had tried to take a bite out of it and mine just had some puncture holes on the container)
Anyways, we put them in the fridge and didn't think anything of it. Then, the next day, I took the food back with me and had a piece last night, which then sent me into this ridiculous panic.
My fear is that, somehow, the animal that tried to break into the food was rabid and left some saliva on the packaging when we picked up the food, or that it left some on the food which I then ingested. We have no idea what kind of animal tried to eat the food, although I think it was a squirrel or chipmunk because my other friend saw one in the house earlier. They did have raccoons in the cottage like 3 weeks before we got up but they had been taken care of and we saw nothing indicative of the animals while we were up there.
I know this is completely irrational but it's driving me crazy with worry
my dad told me not to worry about it and that I'm fine, but I'm still upset. My mom is coming home soon (she's up north with my brother currently) so I might talk to her about it then and see what she says, but I know that she'll agree with my dad. I know it's ridiculous but I'm considering calling my doctor to get an opinion just to get some peace of mind
Literally any opinions on this would help. I have been doing so well with my health anxiety that I didn't even think it was a problem but now I'm being consumed by fear and wondering if I should have gone to the doctor sooner.