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Other than tetanus toxoid what else should be given for a patient who is bitten by a monkey ?

My mom is bitten by a monkey today. She has also got fractured her hand. The doctor administered only a tetanus toxoid. What more she needs please advise.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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This injection should be enough for now. Hope the wound was washed well in saline in the hospital and antibiotic was applied. She will need oral or IV antibiotics as is decided by your Doctor. Keep the hand splinted an no motion of that hand. Keep it in rest. Get check X-ray to see if it is in place. It could take 6 weeks to heal depending on how she maintains it.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari's  Response
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Yes All animal bites have the potential to cause serious reactions in the skin and underlying tissue .Of course there is even the danger of gas gangrene. Any of these problems could be serious or even life threatening and may need a physicians intervention. Every cases of animal bites of more than a superficial nature a tetanus injection should be taken if one had not been given within recent years. Depending wound the care should be done. In this time phophylactic dose of anti rabies vaccine should also may be necessary. follow your nearest physician

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Answered: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
Dear I believe along with the treatment offered prophylactic dose of anti rabies should also be administered.
Answered: Fri, 22 Jul 2011
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