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Bruise onleg after dog bite. Dog does not have vaccine. Do I need medical treatment?

Hi, good day! Im Lhyn. I d like to ask what should I do because yesterday when i acconpany my dog for walking, he biten my pants buts unfortunately it hit my leg. When I looked at it, it has no wounds but it had a small bruise like blood clot. The first thing got into my mind was to clean it and rub a garlic on it and after that the stock blood gone,I dond have any wound. By the 7 month old dog doesnt have vaccine . Shoud I need medical treatment? thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

Immediately after a dog bite,you should have washed the wound with a disinfectant soap and water leave it open without any dressing.

Secondly take a shot of Tetanus Toxoid immediately to be immunised against tetanus.

Thirdly Start Antirabis Vaccine or ARV dosage .

In India it is sold as Rabipur//Verorab//Abhayrab etc.It is administered by Intramuscular doseage,

0-day on the day of bite,then 03 day,07 day,14 day,and 28 day.

As decided by your MD ,the dosage can vary depending on degree of dog bite. If the bite is on the neck//upper limb full course will have to be completed.
In addition analgesics//antibiotics //antacids can be prescribed as adjuvant therapy.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Best regards.,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan

Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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