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How can a dog bite be treated?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 in Infections
Question: Sir I am bite by dog on 09/02/2016 at 7:20AM and after that I have complete clean that area by soap and water and take ARV and immunoglobulin 1200 IU plz advice me any risk may be in my future
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Brief Answer:
You need not worry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query. In case of a dog bite, anti rabies immunoglobulin as well as anti-rabies vaccine has protected you for now and it is unlikely to have any negative effect in the future.

However, in case of a subsequent dog bite at a later date, you might still need to get vaccinated again.

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