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Bitten by rat
I work in my showroom in New Delhi. We have a lot of rats here. Today, I felt a bite in my lower left leg, just above the heel. I thought it was a rat bite and checked, but found no blood and no cut. There were just a few red marks, which are possible because I was wearing socks as well. What would you recommend me to do? My tetanus vaccine was 3 years back.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there. I can understand your concern. It could be due to rat or could be due to something else also. We cannot be sure. Kindly clean the wound and you can apply a betadine cream . Also you can take a tetanus injection one dose. Nothing else is required. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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Dr. Amarpreet Singh Riar
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All fine.no need to worry much if no blood. Rabies vaccination not required in first degree bite. Tetanus has immunity for 5 years.relax
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