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Anxiety after bite

Jamesspot7

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Hi I recently travelled to turkey and woke up with this on my leg and was concerned about bat bites, I have visited the emergency room and was dismissed quickly as the bite had disappeared by the time I got there 2 days later… could someone with experience in bats post their opinion on this?? B2AF72C0-F4D0-499B-B04A-FEDF47B66394.jpeg
 

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Was also staying on the 8th floor of hotel and have read that rabid bats cannot fly well so is it out of the question wether this bat would fly in bite, and would still be able to fly back out??
 

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I mean anything’s possible. But they would have seen a bite even after 2 days. And I’d think dogs are a much bigger concern there than bats. You’d also almost definitely notice a rabid bat because they don’t fly well at all so it would have been all over the place
 

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If you are in a city I highly doubt that it's a bat. You are comparing it to US maybe but bats are not a concern in Turkey unless you are in a rural area. Also there are lots of stray animals in cities (the kitties own the whole land, it's a traditional thing :) ) but the stray animals are well controlled and vaccinated in the cities.
Heath professionals take rabies very seriously in Turkey, they wouldn't send you back like that if they suspected something. Though, do I see a bite mark there like a fang I mean? the pic is too small so I can't tell. But either ways, if it was a dangerous bite, wouldn't disappear after 2 days I guess. Keep an eye on that and if it gets worse go see a doc again.

My source = It's my homeland (living in Sweden now), I got rabies vaccine there twice because of valid reasons.
 

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If you are in a city I highly doubt that it's a bat. You are comparing it to US maybe but bats are not a concern in Turkey unless you are in a rural area. Also there are lots of stray animals in cities (the kitties own the whole land, it's a traditional thing :) ) but the stray animals are well controlled and vaccinated in the cities.
Heath professionals take rabies very seriously in Turkey, they wouldn't send you back like that if they suspected something. Though, do I see a bite mark there like a fang I mean? the pic is too small so I can't tell. But either ways, if it was a dangerous bite, wouldn't disappear after 2 days I guess. Keep an eye on that and if it gets worse go see a doc again.

My source = It's my homeland (living in Sweden now), I got rabies vaccine there twice because of valid reasons.
I had another look and zoomed in and I think there are 3 puncture holes rather than 2 aswell as reddening and purple streaks, suggesting possibly a spider bite… have read bat bites are not obvious and do not cause a reaction on the skin as they do not have venom
 

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Sorry I don't have much knowledge about bite marks. If it gets worse or won't go away then I suggest you have it checked.
Hope it gets better soon.
 

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You have been seen at the emergency room and they were not concerned. If you were bitten by an animal, you would know. Bug bites are very likely to happen anywhere in the world without a person noticing at the time of the bite. Animal bites happening and the recipient not having any knowledge of an interaction with an animal would be extremely rare!!! Just keep an eye on it in case it gets infected or something else comes up. But, at the moment, you've been checked out and medical professionals were not concerned. I think it would be best not to keep agonizing over what the bite might look like and what it could mean and just focus on the fact that they said you're ok and if anything unusual occurs, such as an infected bug bite, which it most likely won't, you can still go get medical care.
 
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