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Bitten by dog, no bleeding. Should I go to a doctor?

I was just bitten by a dog. The dog had a mussle on. There was no bleeing. There is a cut out of my shorts, but there looks like there is slight bruising. But definitely no blood was drawn. What should I do? Standard doctors will be closed as it is the evening. So it would have to be a hospital job, which would be a lot of hassle. What should i do?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Hello Jack and welcome to HCM
First of all Clean the wound with water and do not cover it means it doesn't need any dressing and than get Inj. Tetanus Toixd within 24 hrs of the bite.
You may need Anti-rabies vaccination if you have not taken it earlier. Consult your doctor and have a course of antibiotic and also ask him for anti rabies vaccination as per schedule.
Hope you got your answer
Best Wishes
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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