Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
151 Doctors are Online

Anti rabies vaccination for human.Do I need to get a shot for my daughter?

my 11-year old daughter have been bitten by our 4-month old dog on her left leg and I see a little puncture wound . our dog hasn t been vaccinated yet. My daughter did not mention this not until i saw the wound and she mentioned it has been 4 days since she was bitten. our dog is a house dog with no interaction with other animal, is our dog still considered as a carrier or rabies virus? do i need to get a shot for my daughter?
Sat, 13 Jul 2013
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
yes definately your daughter should go for vaccination . 4 days is little late but still i will suggest you to go.. with anti rabies vaccine i will suggest you to take anti tetanus also..for your information there is no carrier of rabies.. once virus enter in body death is sure short so if your dog is infected it will die in 10 to 15 days.. i will suggest you to get vaccinate your pet dog for future security
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Dear Friend,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.

Rabies can be transmitteb by any mammals.

It is better to take vaccination against rabies.

Puncture wound means Category III Exposure.

She need Anti Rabies Immunoglobulin as well as Anti Rabies Vaccination.

Contact me for more information or guidance

Wish you Good Health
With Warm Regards,

Dr. A CHAKRAVARTHY MBBS; MBA; (MHSc Reproductive & Sexual Medicine)

Consultant, Sexual Medicine / Sexologist, TRIVANDRUM, KERALA
+91 – 944 77 050 77 / 94471 55 0 77 / 99 464 2 55 77
President, International Association of Sexual Medicine /
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor