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Dog bite. Hard lump under skin around the bite. Taken Peroxide, triple antibiotic. Medical attention needed?

About two weeks ago my mom s bulldog bit my arm . She broke the skin, to the point that I needed stitches but didn t get. I have been using peroxide , triple antibiotic , and taking an antibiotic. I have a hard lump under my skin all around the bite area, and at times the larger wound will still seep. Should I see a physician?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Linz,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
After two weeks of dog bite you still having a seeping wound despite treatment itself is indicative that there something seriously wrong and you should consult a surgeon as soon as possible.
You should also ensure the if the dog's immunisation has been done, if not then you should get the Rabies vaccinated asap.
Also make sure that you are sufficiently immunized for tetanus within last 5years if not so then get tetanus toxoid injection.
Please get these investigations and if you like, inform me in a Fresh Query / Follow up Query for further fine tuned opinion
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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