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Is the rash in the crevices of his skin folds in front of his eyes?
Yes, in front of his right eye only
looks like the rash is deep on his skin
OK, these are usually due to the moisture from his eyes sitting in that crevice creating an infection
It is important to keep that area as dry as possible, wiping it several times daily
Sometimes they need to go on oral antibiotics and shampoo to control the inflammation/ infection
what do you mean by shampoo?
do i need a prescription for oral antibiotics?
Shampoo that has antibacterial effect on the area to treat it locally as well as oral antibiotics to treat it systemically
ok....so i will have to take him to a clinic then
You can try wiping and keeping it dry for a few days but if it is that red +/- discharge/ pain it would be advisable to begin more aggressive treatment
You can also try benadryl for pain at 1 mg per pound every 8 hours to control itching
is the same benadryl used for people?
can i buy it over the counter?
Yes, you can even get the generic diphenhydramine, no need to get benadryl brand
You can try an oatmeal-based pet shampoo on the area once daily for ten minutes. Do not allow him to rub it then wipe it off with a wet washclothe
Again, if there is no improvement in a few days, I would recommend getting him on oral antibiotics
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX try your recomendations and if not improvement i will take him to his vet.......i really appreciate the advise
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