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Taken Rabipur. Scratched by pet dog. Do I need to take anti rabies doses again?

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I took 3 doses of rabipur 20 days back...today a pet dog scratched me..do I need to take anti rabies doses again?
Posted Wed, 5 Sep 2012 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 33 minutes later
Hi,

Welcome to XXXXXXX

As you have taken 3 doses of Rabipur only 20 days back, you are already immunised.

3 doses of Rabipur are given as pre exposure, and 5 doses of Rabipur are given as post exposure treatment, but you have taken only 3 doses.

You should clean clean scratch thoroughly with soap and water, and apply Betadine lotion.

Take Tetanus toxoid injections course.

Ask owner of Dog about vaccination status of dog against Rabies.

If dog has been given doses of ARV at right time, you shouldn't worry.

Observe dog for 10 days. If it is alive after 10 days, forget about it.

But if dog disappears or dies within 10 days, you should take remaining 2 dose 7 days apart.

Thanks for trusting XXXXXXX and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

If you have further concerns in this regard, I would be happy to discuss those with you as well.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
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Follow-up: Taken Rabipur. Scratched by pet dog. Do I need to take anti rabies doses again? 35 minutes later
I have taken tetanus toxoid a fortnite back...so can I skip the tt bit...

The rest like washing and keeping the dog under watch I shall do
 
 
Answered by Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma 10 minutes later
Hi,

Welcome back,

If you have taken two doses of Tetanus toxoid, there is no requirement of more, but if you have taken only one dose of Tetanus toxoid, take one more.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
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