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Can a child be administered anti-rabies shot after a dog bite?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: Hi my daughter was bitten ( minor scratch with slight blood droplets ) in her hand finger at 6 pm on 19th XXXXXXX Got her 1st dose of vaccination on 20th at 2pm. Doctor who saw her advised that Anti Rabbi serum is not required. On 22nd XXXXXXX I got her ANTI rABBI sERUM administered at 3.30 pm. kindly advise
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No harm if antirabies serum has been given

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

After bitten by a dog there are chances of getting rabies infection.It can be prevented by rabies vaccination and administration of antirabies serum.
Previously it was said that antirabies serum needs to be given in seriously bitten person.
But now a days it is recommended that both these to be given if person is not vaccinated early.

So I won't get worried if antirabies serum is given in fact it is right way of treatment.

I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Thanks Doctor. I just wanted to know if as per the date mentioned by me, there has been delays in administering the medicines
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Both have been administered timely

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up

The vaccine should be administered as early as possible preferably within 72 hours.Similarly serum should be administered within 8 days.
So both have been administered timely.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Can a child be administered anti-rabies shot after a dog bite?

Brief Answer: No harm if antirabies serum has been given Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking on this platform After bitten by a dog there are chances of getting rabies infection.It can be prevented by rabies vaccination and administration of antirabies serum. Previously it was said that antirabies serum needs to be given in seriously bitten person. But now a days it is recommended that both these to be given if person is not vaccinated early. So I won't get worried if antirabies serum is given in fact it is right way of treatment. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any questions. Regards