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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How to treat dog bite?

I was beaten by my pet dog 2 months ago. the bite was in the middle of my brows. Immediately I washed it with running water & soap, and when i put a sanitizer on it, the blood comes out. Unfortunately she died after that day. I didn't have any injection. is this bad for my health?
Sat, 5 Jul 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
The concern after dog bite is of getting rabies, incubation period varies from 9-90 days so you must take prophylaxis even if 2 months have passed. This is really good that you washed the site of bite thoroughly with soap and water as this reduces the incidence of getting rabies. So go for antirabies vaccine and or immunoglobulin depending on your status of previous immunization for care
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