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Should i take the rabies vaccine if i got bitten by a immunized dog ?

last 3 days, my dog s teeth scraped the skin of my foot for about 1-2 inches and it bled. i don t know if my dog is vaccinated but he took many injections and a 2-week antibiotic for some reasons. the veterinarian said that my dog is clean, should i worry? and this happened 3 days ago. i need help.
Mon, 9 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u need to take anti rabies vaccine as early as possible.
because u dont know status of ur dog
antibiotic has no role in this as its viral infection.
u must take anti rabies
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Since it is doubtful that your Dog is vaccinated, please don't take a chance, get yourself vaccinated against rabies and a Tetanus shot at the earliest.
You may need antibiotics as well, the earlier, the better.


Good Luck.
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