A dog bit my pet puppy. It is vaccinated already. But a neighbor's dog bit my puppy two days back. I forgot it and played with my pup, it licked my hands, and I already had an open healing bruise. Will I get rabies?? Should I get a rabies vaccination now?
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I read your query and understand your concern.
First, clean the bruise licked by the puppy with soap and water and, if possible, with Povidone-Iodine solution afterward.
If your pet pup or neighbor's dog is vaccinated with the rabies vaccine for dogs, vaccinating you may not be required for you.
To be safe, rabies vaccination is preferable in case you are unsure.
The rabies vaccine needs to be taken as per the schedule below-
1) If you are previously not vaccinated-
A regimen of four 1 mL doses of HDCV (human diploid cell culture rabies vaccine) or PCEC (purified chick embryo cell) vaccines administered intramuscularly (IM).
The first dose of the four-dose course is to be administered as soon as possible after exposure. Subsequent doses will be administered on days 3, 7, and 14 after the first vaccination.
2) If you are previously vaccinated-
You should receive two intramuscular doses (1 mL each) of the vaccine, the first dose immediately and the second dose three days later.
For adults, the vaccination should always be administered intramuscularly in the arm.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
So please leave your fear ... You do not need to worry because you are safe and you do not have rabies ... Usually, when the dog dies within two weeks we suspect that the dog can have rabies ...... Read fullI am worried my rabies serology test would be inaccurate. Please help.
You seem to have fear of errors regarding a rabies PE (post-exposure) vaccination ... Hi doctor,I got a post-exposure rabies vaccine ... What happens if I become exposed to live rabies within two weeks of getting my vaccines ...... Read fullMy vaccinated pet dog scratched me today. Should I get the rabies vaccination?
The scratch on your skin comes under category II for post-exposure prophylaxis, for which anti-rabies vaccine is indicated ... Animal vaccine failures may occur because of improper administration or poor quality of the vaccine, poor health status of ... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Infectious Diseases Specialist Now