Chance of infection?
I just met a guy, who a few months back, was bitten by a dog and received the necessary vaccinations. When I shook his hand, it was all sweaty and I recently had a cut on my hand. Am I at risk of an infection?
Doctor Answers (2) on Chance of infection?
Hello there...I can understand your concern. Unless the patient has any symptoms of rabies now, you need not worry about anything. Rabies had a short incubation period of around 2 weeks. Since the dog bite was months back, he will not be having any infection now. Wash your hands regularly while working or when outside, since you are having a cut. Use any antibiotic creams like mupirocin for the cut till it heals.
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