My little girl needs your best medical opinion, can you help?
My 5 yr old daughter’s face was bitten by a dog on Saturday and we took her to Urgent Care. The doc did something he shouldn’t have done, and her cheek swelled with a cellulitis infection, to the point that she could barely open that eye. We went back yesterday and they gave her a shot of Rocephin and changed her oral antibiotics.
At her follow-up this morning, the doc said for her to stay home for the rest of the week, and he just said for me to keep warm compresses on her face. The rest of the swelling has gone down a little bit, but there is an area on her cheek, almost two inches in length, that is hard as a rock and will not soften, no matter how many compresses I put on her face yesterday.
I really think she has an abscess, and I’m not 100% comfortable with his treatment plan. I think she needs intravenous antibiotics, or even surgical drainage, so I’m waiting for a second opinion from a different doctor.
What do you think guys? Do you think warm compresses should soften an area of swelling that’s hard as a rock? Or do you think she needs to have something else done? Am I just being paranoid?
I apologize for the length of this.