How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question

Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 53184
Experience:  GP in the United States
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

I am worried because I have just started Puppy Training for

Resolved Question:

I am worried because I have just started Puppy Training for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. He bites me a lot and draws blood through playing, my GP has said I should get a Tetanus Jab and maybe have some antibiotics. I had Chemotherapy two years ago for Breast Cancer, and I am on Letrozole now, would this affect my medication if I have a tetanus jab? Also I have OCD and I am worried because after a bite in the morning I went down to a pet shop and put my arm into a bin of soft toys and one of them had something wet on it, and I am panicking it may have been someone else's blood, and I could get HIV, I don't know because I pulled my arm out and wipe it without looking. Also if my pup nibbles someone else and them bites me can I catch HIV. I asked my GP and he said I would have to go to a sexual clinic to get tested because I did mention I was a Dental Nurse nearly 20 years ago and had needle stick injuries and though nothing of it, I have had my daughter since then. Lloyds Parmacy do HIV testing kits which I can send for, but my GP says they are not accurate, why would they sell them? Can you understand that I do not want to go to a Sexual Clinic as I have had Cancer twice and many other things and this would be just too much for me
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for these questions. Let's take them one by one
1)Yes to a tetanus jab and no to antibiotics unless you have an active infection.
2)No this would not affect your medication
3)There is no way you would get HIV like this. Even a needle jab from an HIV infected person has only 3/1000 risk of infecting. So no risk here
4)no you cannot get HIV through a puppy bite
5)yes, the sendaway HIV kits ARE accurate
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you so even if I had put my hand where there was maybe blood and I got a fresh bite on my arm I would be OK and not have HIV? Is a blood test or saliva testing kit the best? Sorry I am a worrier but I have so much medical tests and scans going on at the moment, I just don't want another worry like HIV. I don't think I could cope with that as well as Cancer.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
That is correct.
HIV would not enter your body this way.
The blood kit is the best.
I understand you are worried Jane. I hope my answers help you feel better.
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 53184
Experience: GP in the United States
Dr. Phil, MD and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I appreciate the excellent rating.

I would be happy to help you in the future. Just ask for feedback. Thank you. :) Dr. Phil in your question opening or bookmark this page http://www.justanswer.co.uk/medical/expert-irondoc/

I greatly appreciate a positive rating in the customer satisfaction survey that you will receive via email. It is important for me to get your feedback. Thank you. :)

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions