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Is Rabies vaccination necessary after being faintly bitten by a dog?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Got chased by a street dog on bike yesterday and he managed to take my slipper and foot in his mouth. He bit faintly on the slipper and I don't think his teeth reached my skin. But I am confused. Should I go visit a doctor? I am not feeling any pain or swelling or blood or red mark.

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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

I have seen the picture you have attached and it looks normal.

If there was no contact to skin and or a bite then just clean your foot well with soap and water.
You don't have to worry about rabies because you did not get a bite and you would have been symptomatic by now.


I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me
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Brief Answer: No procedure required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query I have seen the picture you have attached and it looks normal. If there was no contact to skin and or a bite then just clean your foot well with soap and water. You don't have to worry about rabies because you did not get a bite and you would have been symptomatic by now. I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me