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Head injury while playing, deep cut, bleeding, hard lump, sore to touch. MRSA infection?

Hi, my son got a small gash in his head the other day while outside playing. It bled quite a bit, but then stopped and didn t look as though it needed stitches, though the gash appeared a little deep. My husband attended to him and didn t apply an antiseptic cream. I did that when I came home 2 hours later. The gash has healed, but there is now a hard lump under the same spot. It is about as big as an almond , but round. He says it is sore to the touch. My concern is there is a family with which we have close contact upstairs and they have a dog that has MRSA and 6 large cysts on his head. I m worried. Should I go and get a blood test at a GP or go to a dermatologist and then he will probably refer me? Can MRSA be gotten rid of out of the body if it is that?
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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Welcome to healthcaremagic.

The lump could be a blood clot which is a common presentation.

I do not consider it to be MRSA infection , as such infections do present with several other features like fever and malaise.

Need not worry , the clot will resolve on its own in a week or two.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Mon, 21 May 2012
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