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Suggest Treatment After Being Bitten By A Dog

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Sir, 5 days back small street dog loking mad bite it was not so deep however there was bleeding and pain.Immediately I went doctor, it was washed with dettol, tt injection was given. After half an hour first vaccine was given again on third I took. Problem now is that dog is not to be seen and it is died people are telling. Sir I am in great tension any harm I may get....Kindly answer Sir.......
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
don't panic, follow the advises..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX, Welcome to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

As per your description, since the wound was not so deep and immediate thorough washing was done, so just need to be vigilant and if you notice any fresh woozing of blood/ any pus formation or any deep wound/ excessive pain/redness over the area/ any fever, then it should be examined without any further delay and you may require a short course of antibiotics (eg. Co-Amoxyclav 625 mg twice daily for 10 days)..

You must complete the full course of Rabies vaccination without any confusion.. it's good that already Day 0 and Day 3 has been taken, take Day '7' & '14' & '28' also..

[Day 'O' is the day of first vaccination, and not the day of bite, don't confuse this, counting will start right from the day of first vaccination, and they must not be missed !!]

The primary harm is from Rabies only, for which vaccination has already initiated, so don't worry and follow the exact protocol as I've mentioned and complete the entire schedule of vaccination without any mistake.. stay in touch with your Doctor from time to time for detailed inspection and management of the wound..

Don't keep the area covered, keep it in open air only.. TT already taken so no need to panic for that too....

Just follow this at first without any further delay, and let me know how you stay in the due course..

Best Wishes

Take Care
Kind Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (14 hours later)
Thank you very much Sir......If i get some more doughts I will ask you.....Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes , please do so.... I'm glad to help you out also..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back XXXX,
Thanks for following up,

Your most welcome to ask any of your doubts .. don't worry and follow the advises in the first place..

Let me know how you stay in the due course..

For future reference you can always get in touch with me, below is my Direct follow-up link through which you can contact me directly anytime anywhere, I'll be happy to help -

http://www.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=71041

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (3 hours later)
Sir, today i took 3rd vaccine.But from evening I got fever about 100degree F. Sir, I am worried. Tomorrow i will meet my doctor...But something about it....
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
don't worry, it's just a phase, it'll pass soon..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back XXXX,
Thanks for following up,

Fever can be there, just take Tab Paracetamol 650 mg after food for now, and keep an eye on the bite wound, as I've already mentioned, if you notice any fresh woozing of blood/ any pus formation or any deep wound/ excessive pain/redness over the area/ any 'persistence' of fever, then it should be examined without any further delay for any secondary infection and you may require a short course of antibiotics (eg. Co-Amoxyclav 625 mg twice daily for 10 days)..

Yes, do meet your doctor tomorrow, take the PARACETAMOL now and observe, if there's any recurrence of fever or not..stay well hydrated by drinking lot of water, since it's peak season for tropical viral illness (eg. Dengue, Chikungunya etc.), be very cautious of any mosquito bites, new onset rashes, joint pain etc.

Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (45 hours later)
Thank you Sir.....
Today I have no fever....and feeling better.....there is pain on that area when pressed....otherwise no pain sensation...... still Sir as that dog is died I am scarred..... now I am taking Amox and co combination as dactor's advice.....
Give your advice.....
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry, however routine and timely follow-up to continue..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back XXXX,

Yes, please don't press it, don't do any manipulation, it'll be subsided within another few days only..

Yes, you must finish the full course of Vaccination without miss as already advised.. that dog was a Rabies dog and died most probably due to rabies only, it's the process of the disease..and that's why your being vaccinated as per the full schedule of prophylaxis protocol, Do NOT worry about it at all..

Yes, also complete the full course of antibiotics as already explained..

Just follow all the advises strictly and you'll be fine..

For future reference you can always get in touch with me, below is my Direct follow-up link through which you can contact me directly anytime anywhere, I'll be happy to help -

http://www.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=71041


Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (44 hours later)
Thank you Sir for your kind clarificationns.....kindly suggest food precautions...especially about NV....now 10 days over after the dog bite.....
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
not necessarily..

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back XXXX,

There's no such food precautions, eat whatever you feel like..just avoid excessive deep fried/spicy/junk foods..no problem, you can have NV (home cooked will be better)..

Be cautious about water, only drink mineral/ U.V.R.O purified water strictly..

Your doing fine.. just complete the full rabies vaccination as per the exact schedule as already explained..


Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest Treatment After Being Bitten By A Dog

Brief Answer: don't panic, follow the advises.. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Welcome to HCM, I've gone through your query and understand your concern, As per your description, since the wound was not so deep and immediate thorough washing was done, so just need to be vigilant and if you notice any fresh woozing of blood/ any pus formation or any deep wound/ excessive pain/redness over the area/ any fever, then it should be examined without any further delay and you may require a short course of antibiotics (eg. Co-Amoxyclav 625 mg twice daily for 10 days).. You must complete the full course of Rabies vaccination without any confusion.. it's good that already Day 0 and Day 3 has been taken, take Day '7' & '14' & '28' also.. [Day 'O' is the day of first vaccination, and not the day of bite, don't confuse this, counting will start right from the day of first vaccination, and they must not be missed !!] The primary harm is from Rabies only, for which vaccination has already initiated, so don't worry and follow the exact protocol as I've mentioned and complete the entire schedule of vaccination without any mistake.. stay in touch with your Doctor from time to time for detailed inspection and management of the wound.. Don't keep the area covered, keep it in open air only.. TT already taken so no need to panic for that too.... Just follow this at first without any further delay, and let me know how you stay in the due course.. Best Wishes Take Care Kind Regards