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What should be done for skin abrasion after a monkey scratch?

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Posted on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Met two capuchin monkeys while filming a movie. One monkey attemped to groom me; digging at skin. Dont think any skin broke. Any chance i can get anything?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
no, nothing

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If there was no breach in the skin integrity then you need not worry about it.

An if there was a minor abrasion then take a tetanus toxoid injection, if not taken in last 4-5 years.

Hope I have been helpful.

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