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Swollen chest and had spot which popped and is bleeding now,

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Swollen chest and had spot which popped and is bleeding now
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: French bulldog
JA: How badly is the French Bulldog bleeding? When did this start?
Customer: This morning I noticed big swalling. He keep bleeding a little, it looks like it's bruised around.
JA: And what's the French Bulldog's name and age?
Customer: Romeo, 13 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Romeo?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (7G35P1S)
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Romeo.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Has he been in a fight with another dog?
Is he licking or chewing at the lesion?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No he never was in a fight and not licking it he just lying down and didn't had breakfast today
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He ate his dinner last night
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Thank you, understood.Does the discharge have a bad smell?
Does the skin feel hot to the touch?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It doesn't smell and skin is a bit warm. In the morning it was looking like yellow spot and when it popped it started bleeding a little looks like it's draining
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I'm not sure if pictures uploaded
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Thank you, understood.
Yes the pictures are very clear.
Before typing my reply, is there anything else you think I should know?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
File attached (V3417V4)
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
That's all
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Sure thing.
Please bear with me as I type my reply.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
A large swelling like this is very usual and could have several causes including an insect bite reaction, recent trauma, an infected cyst, a foreign body under the skin (like a grass seed) etc.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
Given how large it is and the amount of discharge, Romeo would ideally see a vet today. They can examine him and check the area for any foreign bodies. He likely needs some antibiotics and anti inflammatories.Ensure he isn't licking or rubbing at the area and use a buster collar if required.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Can I use isaderm on it?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
It's inflammatory and antibiotics
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
It is too extensive for a cream I'm afraid. We need to flush it through and prescribe oral medicine as there's a real risk of any infection spreading.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I was with him in a vet and they said he need scan in case there is something inside. Since I can't afford it right now and have no insurance I'm not sure what else I can do
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
He have injection for 24h
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.
if a vet has examined him and suspects a foreign body, we need to rule this out.

If you cannot afford a scan, I'd request that the vet explores (checks for the foreign body by opening the skin) under anaesthetic and flushes the area.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 7 days ago.

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