Can have rabies if had late injection?

Hello doctor,I had  a puppy bites on my finger. Blood came out after few minutes. I washed the wound with water and soap five times. I did not take injection at that time. But I took injection on 18th day of the dog bite. Currently I do not have any symptoms of rabies in me. Does taking injection after 18 days work similar. The puppy is still alive. Please help.

 

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Family Physician

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  1. Hello.
    Welcome to MediMetry

    Dont worry ,chill!!.For dogs ,cats and ferrets,if the animal is healthy and normal for 10 days,Treatment after exposure can prevent the disease if administered promptly, generally within 10 days of infection.
    Thoroughly washing the wound as soon as possible with soap and water for approximately five minutes is effective in reducing the number of viral particles.you dont require any medicine

    Thanks