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Carrollton, GA
A 23-year-old female asked:

A mistreated dog bit me last week, but there was no blood/break in the skin. this week two scabs popped up. should i be worried about rabies?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: It sounds you did have an exposure to saliva of potentially rabid animal. The chance to get rabies after dog bite is minimal, however, since the dog involved was not available to observe, it will be prudent to get rabies immunization.
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