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A 19-year-old male asked:

Hello doctor my dog was unwell 45 days back and bit me on my right hand finger, i washed my finger with water and applied dettol can i get rabies?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not likely: Hopefully your dog is up to date on his shots??? Keep area clean and dry. Take your dog to the vet for a diagnosis for him
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: If the dog had rabies it would now be dead. After such a bite, vigorous rinse with water is a very good action. The antiseptic was superfluous.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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