Q. Is it necessary to get rabies vaccine after dog scratch?

Answered by
Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

Hello doctor,

I had a dog scratch. Stray dog accidently tripped over my legs and his foot bruised over mine. No cut, no blood. Do I need rabies vaccine?

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

General Medicine

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query carefully, I just want to confirm that is there any blood from the scratches over your skin? Wash the scratches with soap and plenty of water. If possible provide a image of scratches to me so that I can conclude and if possible watch over the dog for 10 days.

Thank you doctor,

There was no blood at all. Infact after washing, skin was exactly normal.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kumawat

General Medicine

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

There is no need of anti-rabies vaccine. For your safety, take a TT injection only.

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