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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am sorry to hear Mac is itching so much. Luckily ear mites are localized to the ears and do not cause generalized itchingI can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam to determine the underlying cause and more aggressive ways to control his symptoms- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours for itch. It may cause mild sedation initially- Oatmeal-based dog shampoo three times weekly to control the rich with ten minutes contact time before rinsing. This will help to soothe the skin and if there is a contact allergy it will rinse away the allergen- Begin a fish oil supplement with 1500 mg EPA & DHA daily. This will help skin and coat health but can take 2-4 weeks to take full effect- Ensure he is on a high quality diet with no by products which can cause itchiness in some dogsI hope this information makes sense and gives you a starting point for how to control his symptoms. Please let me know how else I can assist you both this evening
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