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A dog scratched me with nail, the dog is healthy even after 20 days post the nail scratch, do i still need to get vaccinated against rabies ?
No: Rabies can not be transmitted from a nail scratch. The saliva from the infected animal must come in contact with broken skin/a bite wound or a mucous membrane, such as the mouth or eyes. So you don't need the post-exposure injections. But if because of your geographic location or activities you are at risk of contracting rabies in the future, you should strongly consider the preventive vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 3 months ola was scratched by dog nail! Is it ok for him?? My dog is small dog, about 12lbs
What injury?: Is there a wound and if so where and how deep? Bleeding? If you are concerned let your doctor take a look at it as it is hard to say without knowing the nature of the wound. ...Read more
Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more