ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Is there any diet restriction following dog bite?

Answered by
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 23, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I was bitten by a house Siberian Husky. The pup is 8 months old and is not vaccinated for rabies. I used to visit it everyday. It is normal and drink water. I was given only tetanus as I am allergic to the antirabies vaccine which was administered and discovered 10 years ago when I had a dog bite. Can I eat all kinds of non-vegetarian foods, curds, citric and acidic food, ice creams and chocolates? What has non-vegetarian food got to do with a dog bite? Please explain.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are no dietary restrictions following a dog bite and you can eat whatever you like to have.

Also, let me share a few facts after dog bite:- A 10 days quarantine for the dog that has bitten is generally followed. If the dog during this period if develops any personality change like aggressiveness or excitability or dullness or any paralysis the dog should be humanly killed.

The most important is, one should clean the dog bite wound thoroughly, not to suture and get vaccinated.

Avoiding non-vegetarian foods, onion and garlic following a dog bite is a social taboo and a misconception. There is no scientific explanation to explain the relation between the pathogenesis of rabies and what we eat to the extent of my knowledge.

You can eat everything and just observe the dog. Be careful next time while playing and taming dogs. Keep in mind your allergy to rabies vaccination.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


Was this answer helpful?

 | 
2 out of 2 likes

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
My child got hurt while playing. Can we use T-Bact or Neosporin ointment?

.. bleed? How deep is the wound? If the child is not immunized or if it is a bad infected wound, then Tetanus injection may be required. Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a paediatrician online --> .. ...   Read full

I had a tetanus shot last year. I had a minor mishap. Do I need another tetanus shot now?

Hello doctor, Please mention the remedy for the abdominal pain which started after taking one spoon of Nilavarai powder after taking milk in the night for constipation. The next morning, I got loose motions and then the gas trouble started and then ...   Read full

Being vaccinated, is it fine to get 2 doses of rabies vaccine now for dog bite?

Hello doctor, Please mention the remedy for the abdominal pain which started after taking one spoon of Nilavarai powder after taking milk in the night for constipation. The next morning, I got loose motions and then the gas trouble started and then ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.