First, let's not confuse my question with typical skin peel when your body part slip on a road and get that typical red colored skin due to blood. It's not like blood is flowing, but clearly red area is visible due to some upper skin damage. This often happen when you fall from motorcycle and friction between your body part and the road (especially when you're not wearing riding gear).
I read somewhere that skin abrasion is considered open wound which definitely can cause rabies spread if it came in contact with virus.
My question is more about non bloody/reddish skin imperfection of any human body part for some reason. The similar peeling can occur for many other reasons. E.g. when hands or even toes have been wet for long time then the palm or finger tips, toe skin is more likely to peel if someone manually tried to peel it.
Important thing is - it usually doesn't cause any noticeable pain or blood.
Here is an example that will clarify a little:
It's like the skin is peeled (manually or through some disease). There's no blood though as upper layer usually doesn't cause pain.
But unlike this palm skin if someone tries to peel the opposite side of their palm (I mean the skin where there are hairs on skin i.e., the back side of hand), it is more likely to give pain and cause red area/blood.
So the focus of my question is around an imperfection of a skin which doesn't have blood and pain.
Here's the thing I'm curious about:
Suppose a dog has rabies virus in its saliva. And we collect the sample in a glass. And then make a contact (like submerging for few minutes) with the saliva with the human part.
In simple terms, that particular part of human body has touched that saliva.
Now I'm interested in knowing how likely is rabies virus will enter the body through this kind of imperfect human part when you perform this "experiment"?
Why am I interested in knowing this?
I belong to a developing country where education system is not good enough. So you can't expect a college professor in average college to answer you about this. And top colleges need high skills. I want to educate myself and people around me. Most people around me know that you can get rabies only when a dog bites you and a lot of blood is flowing. Which I think misses a lot of information or it is incomplete.
What I've studied so far is this:
Rabies virus can spread through bites (which is easy to understand because wound is deep)
It can spread through wounds which are deep or at least have blood (I'm really not sure if my example is considered a wound or not )
Saliva of a dog will contain the rabies virus after the incubation period (read here) But in my question, let's assume dog saliva contains the rabies virus