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Bitten by a rat
About 20 days back, I felt like a bite on my left leg. I realised that I might have been a bite from a rat. My tetanus immunisation is recent and I washed the wound. Do I need to do anything else?
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello There. I can understand your concern. if you cleaned the wound thoroughly and are taking good wound care I'm sure the wound also would have healed by now. You can go for rabies vaccination just as a precautions from any future such events. apart from that nothing is required as such. Best regards, Dr. Anil kumar jain.
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Dr. Ameet Thakkar
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If your immunisation is recent then all you need to do is apply an antibiotic ointment on the wound till it heals
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Dr. Amarpreet Singh Riar
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If their was blood out , than you also need antibiotics cover for 3 days. Some government institutions also recommend anti rabies vaccine. But do take antibiotics. For further information regarding antibiotic coverage and vaccines, kindly follow up
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Dr. J.Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
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You have to take antibiotics Consult your doctor immediately
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