Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

Got scratches with blood by dog. Rabbies injection required?

Hello sir, I got 3 small scratches by a dog which is owned by the home owners.It also tore my pant.I am not concerned about the pant. ALSO I GOT SOME BLOOD BUT NOT MUCH...but i am not aware whether the dog is having rabbies or do i need to take rabbies injections and which doctor i need to visit.I am in houston texas.could you pls. tell me the doctor address,i can go in houston texas. pls. help me sir.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  304
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
You have to take full schedule of Rabies vaccine injections(0,3,7,14,and 28 or schedule as prescribed in your location) as you dont know the vaccination of that particular dog. After 10 days of bite if the dog is healthy and alive you can skip the 14 and 28th injections after the doctor advise. Consult your general physician or centre infectious disease for vaccination and regarding the need for Antirabies human immunoglobulin injection.
Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor