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Bitten by stray dog. Have cough, cold, fever. Worried about rabies

Hi; 1 week before one stray dog put teeth on my foot . Actually no blood came out but His teeth mark were there..i cleaned it with detool amd applied suphramosin...I consulted doctor but he told its ok n no need of injections ..however I am getting cough cold n fever from that I am it rabies? N is it too late now as 1 week is gone.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable that you are concerned.

The incubation period which is time from contact with a disease to the time the symptoms present, varies but is usually 2 to 12 weeks. In some persons it may be from 4 days. During the incubation period there are no symptoms.
You stated that your symptoms started from the time you were biten which I take as meaning almost immediately,in that case rabies is unlikely because there is the incubation period mentioned.
The fact the there was no blood contact also reduces the chances.

The cough and cold may be the common cold.

You can consider consulting your doctor if you remain concerned.

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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