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Such a lump that has come on so suddenly is usually an allergic reaction to an insect bite or something else. It was good to give the Benadryl but since that sis not help, this may be either an abscess growing or a fatty benign tumor. The dose of Benadryl is 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs and I would recommend giving that. Since it appears that this may be painful to your gal, this may be an abscess and the treatment for this is hot compresses applied to this area every 4-6 hrs. which will draw out any infection that may be there. If your gal has eaten, also give her aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Of course , if this continues, take your gal to your vet in the morning. This does not appear serious but may require drainage or other treatments aside form what I have just recommended.
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