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Does Licking Of A Wound By A Dog Cause Any Infection?

Hello doctor, I have a little injury on my leg. very little injury. yesterday my friends dog slightly lickin that injury. I am not sure the dog lick the injury or some other particular area on my leg. so, I am totally confused. now I take TT injection or arv injection please suggest me..
Tue, 13 Jun 2017
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Hello,

Your risk of acquiring rabies disease is very less here. But yes you should take anti-rabies vaccine full course at 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 days along with that 1 dose of tetanus toxoid injection also to be given.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Parth Goswami
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Does Licking Of A Wound By A Dog Cause Any Infection?

Hello, Your risk of acquiring rabies disease is very less here. But yes you should take anti-rabies vaccine full course at 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 days along with that 1 dose of tetanus toxoid injection also to be given. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Parth Goswami