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Suggest cure for bruise in the elbow

my pet dog 8 mnths old scratched slightly my daughter (13yrs old ) on right arm elbow.Little blood came and stopped in few minutes and i asked her to wash with warm water and soap.afterwards running water.Does it require any other treatment from doctors.Please reply me and clarify my doubts.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
A scratch by your pet dog which bled requires a tatanus toxoid.
If your pert dog is immunized against rabies in current year, anti-rabies vaccination is not required.
Washing with soap and water for 10-20 minutes is required.
Care of the wound is required to prevent infection.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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