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What to do after being bitten on the ear by a pet dog who had taken anti rabies shot recently?

Hi. My Dad got a tiny scratch on his ear when our pet dog accidentally bit him when they were playing. We managed to stop the bleeding and washed the wound in running water. Our dog has just had her anti-rabies shot last Thursday and I'm not sure if she is already "clean". We have Bactroban ointment here at home. Can we use it? Should I tell my Dad to get a tetanus shot now? Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 1 Mar 2014
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Hi.I am glad that you have washed the wound under running water.There is no harm in applying bactroban ointment.It will take care of infection if any.
I would suggest you to go for a post exposure prophylaxis with a TT booster even if the dog has undergone vaccination as soon as possible.Hope this answers your query.
Answered: Sat, 1 Mar 2014
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