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Accidentally scratch or bite by dog

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: January 15, 2021 11:43 AM

Anonymous 52 days

Yesterday I play with my dog and it accidentally scratch/bite my hand make me have a 0.5cm of wound. The wound is small (0.1cm x 0.5cm) and the wound is superficial, it’s starting scab today. My dog is look healthy so far.

Do I need to inject rabies vaccine? I am worry about even 0.1cm x 0.5cm wound will make me get rabies and die.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 52 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. For your information, you may require antibiotic prophylaxis to avoid infection. Therefore, please refer to health professionals regarding the antibiotic needed. Thank you.

Last Updated: Fri Jan 15 2021 11:43:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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