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If bitten by a stray dog, what do you do first?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dog bite: First, wash the wound well with soap and water and apply antibiotic. Secondly, investigate the immunization record of the dog especially against rabies. If it was a stray dog or the status of the dog's Rabies Vaccine has expired, it's important for him to receive rabies Immune Globulin and start rabies vaccination. The easiest thing to do is visit your nearest hospital's ed.
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