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Hi there --
Welcome to Just Answer.
I am so sorry to hear this has happened -- and there are several things you can do .
1) Hydrocortisone cream applied to the area
2) Bendryl to decrease intching --
you can use this human over the counter med if you dog is healthy
3) Stop the licking -- use of an ecollar (lampshade) to prevent licking is necessary in some cases.
Occasionally -- oral steroids or triamcinolone cream (prescription) is needed --
usually if you can get the itching under control with the hydrocortsone cream and benedryl -- then the licking will decrease with symptoms.
What if she licks off the creams?
Will they make her sick. She is a healthy 4 year old cockapoo.
You will need to prevent all licking -- the licking will cause more problems -- so anything from staying with her, to using an ecollar
Hydrocortisone cream in small amounts is not harmful -
Here is a link on use of benedryl in dogs -- including side effects and dosage,
So the ingestion of the cream is not harmful -- but the licking leads to more skin trauma and increased chance of infection.
Thank you. We will give these methods a try.
Using a cold compress can also help decrease the inflammation for a short time -
You are most welcome -