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Old September 22nd, 2014, 06:51 AM
Frank99 Frank99 is offline
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How to treat the 'INFLAMED OOZING LESIONS on my dog's skin

Q: How to treat the 'INFLAMED OOZING LESIONS on my dog's skin ?

About a year back, my dog got a small wound near his eye. I consulted 3 different vets, and they perscribed different antibiotics ointments. The wound did not heal, instead it got bigger and bigger. Recently, one of Vet has recommended that I apply water-based Iodine solution, which I have been doing for 2 months.

The wound has enlarged and turned black in color. Blood oozes from the two wounds. In addition, the poor fellow (the doggie dog) feels itchy and has scratched the wound on rough surfaces. One can view these 2 wounds at



In addition, to these two wounds, it seems, Mr. Dog was attacked by some parasites and he has wounded his skin at few places.

10 days ago, I decided to find a treatment for him myself. I have given him 3 'chemical washes' with medicated shampoo (containing: 1% Cypermethrin , an insecticide). The shampoo was diluted at 1:1 ratio, rubbed all over the body and after 10 minutes of waiting was washed down.

Next, I am going to treat the '4-legged animal' with a spot-on, which has Fipronil plus S - Methoprene [e.g.:FrontLine Plus product]

Can some Vet, please make some suggestions, whether or not to treat the wound with some ointment and / or give the dog some medicine (orally or by injection) to cure the wound

Thanks a lot.

Frank Gatta

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Sept 22, 2014

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Old September 22nd, 2014, 12:11 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
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First, I am not a vet, so just talking out loud here...

Has a dermatologist ever looked at this? Has any testing ever been done?

There are all sorts of nasty things out there, from resistant staph to pythiosis that would need focused intervention.

You could try neem topically perhaps. I use a lot of coconut oil, or colloidal silver. Internally, pau d'arco, goldenseal, oil of oregano. Careful of uing some oils, like the OoO, it's pretty potent. None of that stuff will work in certain circumstances, and I have a feeling that this may be a nasty infection, and having trsting done to determine what it is and what it's susceptible to sounds like the best way through this, and then support holistically, or at least you know what to look for. Right now you don't know if this is bacterial, fungal, or ome of the other weird things.

Does your boy swim in any ponds?
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 05:01 PM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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First, I would Vet again.

SEcond I think you are not in the U.S. or Canada? So our suggestions may not be available to you. And what you use is not familiar to me.

Third, my boy, also a Lab, is getting over Folliculis but he never looked that bad. However homemade topical wipes suggested by our new Holisitic Vet included:
  • 50/50 organic apple cider vinegar/water or witch hazel/cooled strong black tea.
  • oatmeal in a mesh bag (pantyhose) wetted throroughly.
  • aloe
I have used the first two, they work to relieve his itching and that allows healing. They have to be applied repeatedly. I urge caution around her eyes and strongly suggest, again, you Vet.

Oh. Even though I called them wipes we don't wipe them on. That would irritate the skin more. We hold cloths dampened with the mixture and press the stuff on. Good luck. Poor girly.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 11:32 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
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Depending on where you are, it could be something reallly weird, including strange parasites. Here we've even had a case of Leishmaniasis, where it shouldn't be... http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/gene...hmaniosis.html (see the picture of the dog's face)

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