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Dog bite on the thigh, very minute
Couple of months ago, a dog on the street tried to bite me but it backed away immediately. It led to a small round wound on my left thigh, just one mark, it didn't land all its teeth on me, just one tooth was landed and retracted immediately. I washed the wound after 20 minutes with Dettol liquid multiple times and allowed it to heal. Its more than 2 months now and the wound never bothered me, it healed almost completely, there is just a small dark spot in its place. Although I'm now concerned with the possibility of acquiring any infections due to the bite(not sure if it can be called a bite) as the bite did cut the skin. The dog which bit me sleeps in the same place every day, I can recognize it too, if that's any useful info. Please let me know what I can do to make sure I didn't acquire any harmful viruses or infections from the incident.
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Hi there I understand your concern and anxiety...incubation period of rabies is 3 to 8 weeks... but rare cases has been seen as early as 4 days and latest like 1year...if you were bitten by rabid animal virus would have entered your body by now there is no use of vaccination now...if you were bitten by non rabid animal nothing to worry...you can take vaccination it will act as preexposure prophylaxis... Regards.
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