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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 ?

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 more

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What should I do after a dog nail scratch?

What should I do after a dog nail scratch?

Thorough Wash: Thoroughly wash the skin with anti-septic solution like pyodine etc and with the water, dry it and apply some antibiotic ointment over it. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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How fast do nails grow?

How fast do nails grow?

3-12 months: Fingernails typically grow out completely in 3-6 months and toenails in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

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

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Why do my nails grow down?

Why do my nails grow down?

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

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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more

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How long should my nails be?

Your choice: Your nail length is not critical for anything you do.....Well except maybe to help pry open soda cans. ...Read more

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