Immediately Wash the wound
Clean thoroughly with soap and running water for at least 15 minutes, then apply betadine or another disinfectant to the damaged area. Do not suture, bandage or put anything else into the wound.
NEXT, GET POST-EXPOSURE TREATMENT
Go to a hospital immediately for a course of post-exposure rabies vaccinations. These are free for children up to 16 years old at the Angkor Children’s hospital. Adults must pay for the injections at a private clinic.
FINISH ALL FOUR INJECTIONS
- The 1st injection is on the day of the bite (day 0)
- The 2nd injection is on day 3 afterwards
- The 3rd injection is on day 7
- The final injection is on day 14
Remember, not all biting dogs carry rabies.
So if a dog without symptoms bites you, please don’t kill it!
Put the dog in a big, secure, clean cage or on a chain outside your home, safely away from people and other animals. Do not have direct contact with the dog, but be kind and take care of its needs. Ensure it has shelter from the rain and sun, wash away waste products and provide food and fresh water. If the dog is alive and without symptoms in two weeks, set it free. It does not have rabies.