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Is it necessary to take injections after dog bite? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Dec-2013
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User:What do we have to do in case of Dog bite?
Doctor:You just have to wash it under full force of water and clean it with soap
Doctor:This reduces the viral load of rabies
Doctor:That is the first aid measure
User:any injection needed?
Doctor:The need for injection can be decided by the doctor who examines the wound
User:Whom should we consult?
Doctor:Any local doctor
Doctor:Anti rabies vaccine is generally given for all persons with dog bite
User:general physician?
User:Now a days only single injection is taken or 3 of them..
Doctor:three injections
User:how much does it cost?
Doctor:Each inj would cost around 350 rupees
User:a injection?
Doctor:Yeah general physician will do
User:our near doc is asking us to take 5 of them.
Doctor:ok in unconfirmed rabies it is ok with 3 injections
Doctor:While observing the dog
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
User:no thanks doc
Doctor:Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Just a min
User:R u there Doctor?
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