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Dog bite vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi doctor
User :   i wanted to know what will happen if vaccine or medicine has not been taken after the dog has bitten.after how many years will symptoms appear and wat is the worst thing that can happen?
Doctor :  
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Let me explain you
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If it is not a rabid dog, then it does not cause the dreaded condition called Rabies
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if it were a rabid dog, it shall usually die within 1 week
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and cannot survive long
User :   how can we know whether it is a rabid dog or not
Doctor :   if it dies within 1 week, it can be considered rabid
User :   actually i am not sure whether the dog has died or not
User :   i remember dog has bitten me when i was around 13 yrs old. as i dint inform this to anyone, i dint took any vaccine for that. i am now 27 years old.Please let me know what is going to happen in coming days.i heard that there can be a death due to this.
Doctor :  
Now you should not worry
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Ok, may I know whether it was a stray dog or a pet one?
User :   stray dog
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Usually it is within 5 years
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in most of the cases
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Now continuing upon that
User :   i dint take any vaccine, will there be any problem..
Doctor :   I need further explanation
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