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Hello. Thanks for writing in. If there is swelling, redness and pus around the area, then oral antibiotics would be highly recommended in order to properly get rid of the infection. I am assuming that the seed has been removed, correct? If no, then I would have your vet remove it and clean up the area with an antiseptic. If necessary, they may need to bandage the paw to keep other debris from getting into the wound and allow it to heal. In all likelihood, they will prescribe oral antibiotics from there. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns before rating. Hope this helps.