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Bitten by small dog. Treated by hydrogen peroxide. No infection. Slight discoloration and lump.

I was bitten by a small dog. I treated it that day with hydrogen peroxide , and kept a close watch for infection, but there were no signs. It did bruise a surprising amount. Now, three weeks later, there is no pain, only slight discoloration, however there is a dense lump in the meat of my leg. It is not painful or warm, does not appear to be an abscess or infection. Just a lump. It is about 2 1/2 cm in diameter. Again, it is very dense, about the consistency of cartilage .
Asked On : Mon, 14 May 2012
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It is quite strange that you are worried about local infection and not thinking about RABIES which is almost cent percent fatal,if takes place.
First of all you should know that whether the dog is a pet and vaccinated or it is a stray dog.
If it is a stray dog then check whether it is alive and alright or has died.
If the dog is untraceable or died then you should not delay and consult the doctor for the active and passive immunization.
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