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What is the best medicine to prevent rabies by dog bite ?

what is the best medicine to prevent rabies by dog bite?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

The best first aid measure post a bite by dog is washing the wound with plenty of water and soap.

Rabies vaccination is given as per schedule.

In certain scenarios anti rabies serum is also given.

One should not forget TT injection if not vaccinated previously as required.

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It depends on the the site, severity, and infectivity
Wound cleaning and Tetanus toxoid is the first aid.
Hyper-immune globulin and/or or vaccination must follow

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
Thanks for the query
The best way to prevent rabies after a dog bite is to take Rabies vaccine. Meet a gen physcian for further details and treatment
Have a healthy living
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi Prem,thanks for query.In case of dog bite,anti rabies vaccine must be taken.Along wit this in case of severe bites one needs to take anti rabies serum for extra protection.Do not forget to wash the wound in running water and mild soap,this is the most important part in the treatment along with medicine.Please do not tie bandage on the wound.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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