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Child scratched by stray dog, applied dettol. Vaccination needed?

Dr I wanted to know if a child of !! years who is been scratched by a stray dog playfully and once cleaned by using dettol the mark has been dissappeared so does he still need a vaccination and also when dettol he did not have any irritation or pain so as a mother I am worried and confused like if it was not really affected and if I take him for a vaccination will it not react him.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Hello there,

This is a case of unprovoked dog bite. There was a scratch as you mentioned. Hope it did not involve the face and hand. Also there was no bleed.

A per the protocol, the vaccination with Rabies vaccine is started and the dog is observed for a period of 10 days. If the dog continues to survive and stay healthy, the vaccination is stopped.

Hope your child received TT and the area was cleaned with plenty of soap and water.

Dettol is not used to clean a scratch mark caused by a dog bite.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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