ADVERTISEMENT

Q. I touched a puppy with my legs. Will I get rabies from the saliva of the puppy?

Answered by
Dr. Udaya Nath Sahoo
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 02, 2021

Hello doctor,

I touched a puppy with my leg. Is there any possibility that the rabies-infected saliva from the puppy's hair gets transmitted to my pant? And I accidentally touch it with my fingers and rub it on my eyes and get myself infected with rabies?

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As per your statement, there is no need for any vaccination because the virus does not spread by touching and is transmitted by blood and mucous membrane. Also, a dog infected by the rabies virus dies within 10 days after biting.

In case of any other query, contact me.

Regards.

Thank you doctor,

I do not know if the dog is rabid or if the dog is alive or dead. Can you please tell me what to do?

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Please watch the dog; if it is infected, it will die within 10 days of biting.

Keep calm, and do not worry.

Regards.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

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



Related Questions:
I got vaccinated for rabies after a dog bite. Am I safe from rabies?

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 ...   Read full

I took antirabies vaccine only 13 days after a shrew mouse bite. Am I at risk?

Hello doctor,I had taken two antirabies shots ten and three months back for a dog bite ... In my stupidity, I only took a tetanus shot and took an antirabies vaccine only 13 days after the bite ... Please advise if I need to ...   Read full

A healthy dog scratched my leg. Do I have to worry about rabies?

He has not been given antirabies injection because my vet told us he is too young to get one ... If a dog scratches or bites you, you need to have a vaccine ... As you have a history of exposure (bites or scratches), then it ...   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 a Family 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.