Suggest treatment for soft tissue edema developed after a dog bite
It could be Soft tissue edema or Haematoma.
As per your description, soft tissue edema or haematoma (collection of blood) are the two close possibilities I will consider. None of those are concerning. And the symptoms should disappear gradually. If necessary containing Trypsin & Chymotrypsin along with anti inflammatory tablet may be used. Both the group of drugs are available only on prescription. So if you develop symptoms visit a doctor for a script.
Ultrasound scan of the affected region will help us confirm the cause. You can discuss about it while you consult a doctor.
Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
How long can these take to heal?
If it never starts hurting and does not turn red can I assume it is not an infection?
You can apply Cold pack.
You can apply Cold pack over the affected area to reduce the inflammation naturally. But, I suggest you to take Anti inflammatory tablets for faster recovery. A few antiinflammatory medications such as ibuprofen is available over the counter.
It may take another 2 weeks for complete healing. In case it become red and painful, you will need additional medicines in the form of antibiotic to treat super added bacterial infection.
So yes, if it doesn't pain, cause redness / discharge we can assume there is no infection
Hope I answered your query.
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