Q. What precautions should be taken for dog bite?

Answered by Dr. Parth R Goswami and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I have been bitten by a dog which is regularly vaccinated. So, what precautions should I take? Can you please let me know the diet for food or something else, please.


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Dr. Parth R Goswami
M.B.B.S., M.D
Hematology, Pathology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. You have been bitten by a dog, so tetanus toxoid and rabies vaccine can be taken for that to prevent tetanus and rabies. But as you said if you are sure that dog is fully immunized with rabies then no need to take the vaccine. No dietary restriction needed. You can eat everything. If a wound is present because of the dog bite then it should be kept clean by a regular dressing.

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