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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What to do dog bite?

hello sir a dog had bitten me on my leg in the year 2001 i washed the wound with water and applied dettol on it the wound got healed next day but i had not any shot of rabies then but in the year 2007 i had five shots of rabies though i have not faced any problem because of the dog bite am i safe now
Mon, 7 Jul 2014
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Thanks for your query.

Yes,you are safe now.
Since you were bitten in 2001,you should have taken vaccine after that.But you were lucky enough that the dog by whom you were bitten,was not rabies affected.

Anyway,it is praiseworthy that you have taken vaccine in 2007 which will act as pre-exposure vaccine and 3 doses were enough for this purpose.

Hope this answers your query.If you have additional questions ,please do not hesitate in writing us.
Wish you good health.
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