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How to treat a dog bite?

hi doctor,my name is manu iam 21 yrs old.2 months before i was bitten by a street dog when iam in alcohol.i got anti rabies injection n tt on next day.until now i was given 5 doses and waiting for 6th dose on 90th day.i drinked alcohol and smoked cigarettes about 5 times during these periods.iam getting a Lil bit headache and electric shock sensation in my right toe.can i know whats happening to me?
Wed, 6 May 2015
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Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Thanks for writing.

I am Dr.Saddiq ul Abidin. I have read you question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

It would have been appropriate, if we had known the exact location and extent of the injury including degree of exposure and depth of wound, as these are necessary to decide whether, only anti rabies vaccine is sufficient, or you need to have anti rabies serum (immunogloublins) too. But since it has been more than two months since the incidence occurred, now you are safely out of the incubation period of rabies and symptoms you have mentioned are not related to rabies either.

You can however experience the tingling sensation in right toe, if the injury had involved your nerve tissue supplying that area, but it is difficult to comment with surety as we don't know the site of the injury.

Also that light headaches you are having, may be entirely separate entity and has got nothing to do with the previous incidence. You can try getting good sleep, some healthy outdoor activity, social gatherings decrease smoking and alcohol, gradually as both have been shown to have harmful after effects. If you still experience headaches, try taking an acetaminophen tablet, and if symptoms persist despite following the measures suggested above, try to visit a doctor and get a complete examination done.

I hope this answered your question.If you have more queries I am happy to answer.Otherwise rate and close the discussion


Dr.Saddiq ul Abidin
M.B.B.S (Licensed Family Physician)
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