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Rabies vaccine

when i was playing with my pet dog its nail touched me it has swollen on my hand for 1hour ...and it has gone ...should i take the rabies vaccine??..it has happen 2months agoo and i hav taken vaccine now..is it eefective
Thu, 5 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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i dont think u need vaccine because now u have no chance of rabies
vaccine to be taken within 10 days of bite.
after 2 month no use of vaccine ,
if ur dog is vaccinated ,u need not to worry.
swollen is due to bite and not due to infecttion
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Dermatologist Dr. Tanumay Raychaudhury's  Response
There was no need for you to have taken a vaccine now,if the trauma has occurred a month back. It will not be effective now. Ideally it needs to be taken within 24 hours, and first aid like washing with soap water alone may reduce the chances of rabies. if your hand is swollen now, it might be due to alternate causes. Please see a local doctor.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic

Is you pet dog vaccinated for the rabies...

Any scratch , bite, lick on the cut wound falls under the grade A of the dog bite. vaccination dose is 0th day, 3th, 7th, 14th 28th day... and booster at 90th day.

But since its your pet dog , no need to worry.. the injection will not have much effect if taken after 2 to 3 weeks of th dog bite..
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