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MY DOG HAS HAD A VERY ITCHY, SCALEY, SMELLY SKIN INFECTION

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MY DOG HAS HAD A VERY ITCHY, SCALEY, SMELLY SKIN INFECTION FOR YEARS. ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT WORK, BATHING HIM DOES NOT WORK, CORTIZONE DOES NOT WORK
THE SMELL EMINATING OFF HIM IS PUTRID EVEN RIGHT AFTER BATHING HIM. IS THERE A HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY, I COULD TRY LIKE PEROXIDE OR VINEGER, HE IS A TEN YEAR OLD SCOTTISH TERRIOR. THIS INFECTION IS ALL OVER HIM AND SOME TIMES IT GETS BLOODY SORES, BIG ONES. ALOT OF TIME THEY ARE ROUND SMELLY SCALEY SORES
IS THERE ANYTHING I COULLD GET AT WALMART

HE ITCHES AND CRIES ALL NIGHT. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Have you tried any over the counter antihistamines?
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
what are they and can i get them at a local store, can i use ones for humans. what should i use for bathing
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
How much does your dog weigh?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
27 pounds
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Excellent:

1) Here is a shampoo recommendation - medicated - LINK HERE

2) For the itch, 2 over the counter options would be over the counter Benadryl, 25mg every 8-12 hours. OR - Claritin OTC, 5mg every 12-24 hours.

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Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
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