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Child got scratched by dog. Given triple antigen injection. Any food restriction?

Hi doctor, my son was scrated by our pet dog. I cleaned his wound with soap and then applied antiseptic. Plus I have given him the booster injection which he was due. he is now 4.5 yrs old. he was given triple antigen injection. What i want to know is if there is any food restriction? and if its yes what to avoid?. Pls help
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
thank you for using health care magic,
first of all take rabies vaccination.. even if your dog is pet you must take anti rabies vaccination.. observe your dog for ten days.. if after ten days also it is alive and normal then dog is not infected..
get vaccinated your pet dog also for safety in future..
as such there is no food restriction with triple antigen or rabies can give your son usual diet..
take care..
Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Good that you gave the first aid properly. I congratulate you for that.

Rabies is a deadly disease. Give the entire course of antirabies vaccination.

Do not neglect this.
Food restriction is not important. There is no such requirement.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Siddartha's  Response
welcome to health care magic
In your query you have said that your son was scratched by a pet dog,cleaned the wound and applied antiseptic good..
i will ask you one thing that your pet dog was vaccinated for rabies or not..if your pet dog is vaccinated no problem..
If not observe the dog for 11 days..if it is healthy then no problem..If your dog becomes crazy,,mad enough biting every one,,then you need to vaccinate your child with a full course on days 0 3 7 14 28 .
Instead of waiting and observing your pet dog,you may give vaccine for your child according to the schedule...
Mean while vaccinate your dog at veterinary hospital for anti rabies..

Regarding the triple antigen given to your baby,,it is irrespective or rabies should vaccinate for anti rabies..

no food can feed him what ever he usually eat..
Hope you understand my suggestion..
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 5 May 2013
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