Is It Necessary To Inject Rabies After Being Bitten By A Puppy?

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last night, I was bitten by a puppy because I accidentally stepped on its tail, the wound was very small in the big toe but bled for a while, do I need a vaccine injection? the dog knows that I haven’t injected the rabies vaccine

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Hello Ma'am.


Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com.


Before I answer your question, I will explain first about rabies. Rabies or mad dog disease, is a condition caused by the rabies virus. Usually people affected by this disease, affected by the bite of an animal infected with rabies. This virus will attack the nervous system and can cause death.


Symptoms will appear after 25 to 65 days after being bitten by animals, animals that are often the intermediaries are dogs, cats, cows, horses, bats, monkeys, and beavers. Symptoms that appear initially marked with a fever above 38 degrees, keoala pain, anxiety, sore throat, cough, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, difficulty breathing, fear of light, and excessive salivation.


If you are bitten by an animal that you suspect is infected with rabies, the first thing you do is:

clean the wound with soap and running water for several ment
dressing the wound with a simple bandage
come to a health facility and do a vaccination or immunoglobulin

Immuniglobulin injection can prevent rabies virus infection quickly whereas if vaccination serves to introduce the body to the rabies virus that will be given Selma 4x in 1 month.


Do not forget to always give vaccines to your pet, keep pets not too exposed to the outside environment, and vaccinate yourself if there are many wild animals around the house.


May be useful. Always Healthy 😊

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