The scabbed wound was licked by the pet dog (golden retriever). Do you need rabies vaccine?
On the afternoon before the incident, when doing housework, a small piece of skin was rubbed off the back of my hand, without bleeding or obvious exudation. The next night, it was scabbed. However, when I went to my colleague’s house to play, my pet dog bit my hand gently, and there was no tooth mark or broken skin on my hand. Before that, there was no obvious damage or pain in the scabbed part. After returning (2 hours later), wipe the scab with alcohol without obvious tingling. Do you need rabies vaccine in this situation? Thank you!
If the wound is scabbed and no fresh blood is licked by the dog, it will not cause infection under normal circumstances. There are no tooth marks, no broken skin and no skin damage on your hands. Generally, you don’t need to inject rabies vaccine. The parts licked by dogs should be disinfected. In detail, you can consult the vaccinated doctor.
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