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Is neosporin safe for dogs who get eczema?

I'm in search of a way to treat my dog's eczema (I have tried numerous home remedies). He does not like soap/detergents. He does not like oatmeal baths and he does not like anything in the bathtub. (The tub is for my shower.) I haven't had any luck with either shampoo or conditioner, or anything with natural ingredients that is gentle and can be used in a wash. We have tried everything, and the more we try, the worse the itch gets, and the more the itching and scratching gets. I've never had this problem with his coat before, and I can't figure out what the problem is. It is a white German Shepherd. The skin in the areas that itches looks red, almost like it is getting burned. Anyone have any ideas?

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I'm in search of a way to treat my dog's eczema (I have tried numerous home remedies). He does not like soap/detergents. He does not like oatmeal baths and he does not like anything in the bathtub. (The tub is for my shower.) I haven't had any luck with either shampoo or conditioner, or anything with natural ingredients that is gentle and can be used in a wash. We have tried everything, and the more we try, the worse the itch gets, and the more the itching and scratching gets. I've never had this problem with his coat before, and I can't figure out what the problem is. It is a white German Shepherd. The skin in the areas that itches looks red, almost like it is getting burned. Anyone have any ideas?

I would not recommend Oatmeal. It does not hydrate the skin and may irritate the skin.

Try a natural shampoo.

If there is an allergy to something in his diet.

Or it could be something he is eating or touching.

Dilute hydrogen peroxide.

Just a little. It will kill bacteria.

There are several topical ointments to use, but I would not recommend a topical salve, as it can irritate the skin.

Have you tried just using a dry dog shampoo on him, as if he was human?

If the itch does not disappear try a very diluted Peroxide solution. Be careful it may burn if applied too heavily. If your dog gets really wet try a dilute saline solution (about 1 cup of salt to 3 gallons of water) to wash them in, and after bath, dry with towel, or if your dog loves to lick the outside of his body, make a spray bottle with some saline solution, a rubber cap and a spray bottle, and spray your dog down every time he licks himself. This will help keep his mouth clean and will also keep his skin from getting so dry.

If his skin has a very strong odor it may be another symptom.

If you have an allergy to anything use an antihistamine pill.

Do you have any idea if your dog has any other medical conditions?

I would not recommend Oatmeal. It does not hydrate the skin and may irritate the skin.

Try a natural shampoo.

If there is an allergy to something in his diet.

Or it could be something he is eating or touching.

Dilute hydrogen peroxide.

Just a little. It will kill bacteria.

There are several topical ointments to use, but I would not recommend a topical salve, as it can irritate the skin.

Have you tried just using a dry dog shampoo on him, as if he was human?

If the itch does not disappear after 4 days, or 1 day, see a vet.

If you have used shampoo, try dry shampoo as an alternative.

If the itch doesn't go away, see a vet.

I know it's difficult when you are scratching and the itching is so bad, but try not to scratch at all. If you have to scratch, use a glove, so you don't get any of the itch or bacteria under your nls, etc.

When the itching is at it's worst try soaking the spots in some apple cider vinegar and let it dry. Once it is dried you can remove it with a pumice stone.

I would ask your vet to check for external parasites. You could also look on the ASPCA website and try to find other dogs with the same condition.

I've been reading through the responses and you have a lot of good suggestions. I thought I'd add that my vet sd I could use a commercial product on his skin, but it didn't seem to help.

My vet is looking at other possibilities such as the itching could be coming from something on my skin. He sd that it could be dry skin (which I hadn't considered) or a "hot spot" on the side of my neck.

It could be any one of a number of causes. I'd think about it and watch it to see if it gets better over the next few days.

Thanks, guys. We have had my son for almost 6 years. We have had no signs of allergies, but I can't believe that's possible.

We've had fleas but that's been taken care of and it seems to be getting better. So I'm trying to figure out what to do.

I'm going to do some more research on the Web, but if anyone has any other suggestions I would appreciate it.

I also wanted to say that you've been great. I don't normally get this upset, but you are all very kind and understanding and helpful.

Thanks to all of you for your responses.

You're definitely right about dry skin. That's been a problem with mine too. I don't know if it's from being overweight or a combination of the two. It could be that. I'm hoping he's just scratching and the itchies just come and go.

I had never even thought of the flea thing. That would be so typical. It's really annoying, though, to have fleas on a pet.



Comments:

  1. Kadan

    Quite a funny thing

  2. Ahiliya

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  3. Erchanhardt

    Let's live.



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