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Child with swollen cheeks after getting pricked by cactus. Hard nodule under the skin. What to do?

My 16 year old daughter was looking for her cat in the yard and got pricked by a cactus branch. Her cheek became swollen and several days later there is still red tenderness and a very hard nodule beneath her skin. It is the size of a chick pea. Should we be concerned? It has been there for 7 days and there is still redness surrounding the nodule but not as much. The size of the nodule remains unchanged .
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Thanks for the query.

The prick site might have got infected.

There are also chances that a part of the thorn is inside.

A ultrasound of face will be best.

Instead of just poking around, an usg guided incision will help better.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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