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Offline austin4195

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Possibility of Rabies?
« on: September 04, 2014, 06:06:47 PM »
So, This past Saturday, I was driving down the road when a deer hit the side of my car. I drove for an extra 2-3 minutes going 45mph. I finally got out and decided to look at it. It was night time and I couldnt really see it with my flashlight. I had to feel for it. Another 2-3 minutes later, I scratched my eye. Should I be concerned with Rabies. The deer did not appear to be rabid and walked away from it fine. My dad, who is a doctor, said I would be fine and to not worry about it.

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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 06:26:25 PM »
no to rabies
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 06:27:15 PM »
Nope, you could not have gotten rabies that way.
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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 06:30:23 PM »
Even though the face was what hit the car?
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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 06:41:21 PM »
Even though the face was what hit the car?

even though



and you do KNOW that most wild animals don't even HAVE rabies, right?
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 08:46:20 PM »
Ok, did not know that. Now, if I had bitten my fingernails within 2 minutes afterwards of scratching my eye, would that affect anything?
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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 07:15:51 PM »
Even though the face was what hit the car?

even though



and you do KNOW that most wild animals don't even HAVE rabies, right?

Well i know that raccoons can have it. There was one in the middle of the road, already dead for at least 12 hours, and accidentally ran over it. Is there a possibility of it surviving from that and an extra 12 hours in heat and sunlight? It being the virus.
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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 07:36:36 PM »
Did it reanimate into a zombie raccoon, then bite you?

If not, you don't have rabies.

If so, we all have some problems that make rabies look like child's play. 

Seriously, you get rabies by being bitten.  Even then most wild animals, including bats and raccoons, don't have rabies.
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Re: Possibility of Rabies?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2014, 01:21:45 AM »
I understand the feeling , believe me. But continuous reassurance seeking posts will just perpetuate the cycle and expand your fears. Allow yourself 1 reassurance seeking episode for a specific period of time and increase this until you will not need any reassurance. Theoretically it could be possible, and you could have rabies. You will die one day, come to terms with this reality and stop trying to control uncontrollable events. Just live and try and enjoy the short time that you have to appreciate the beauty of the universe.
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