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hello, my name is***** and I will help you. How long has this been going on? Do her ears smell bad too?
Does her skin feel greasy?
Does she have any moist or moist and pussy areas?
OK, let's see what the possibilities are. No 1 on my list would be allergy. Since it has gotten worse in the cooler weather I would be suspicious of house dust mites. I'm allergic to them too).
In animals we don't see as much sneezing and runny eyes. Usually it is itchy skin.
When skin is damaged by constant scratching it will produce more oil which can produce that awful smell.
There are many more common allergies like food and fleas. And also skin mites like scabies and demodex
The first thing to do is put her on medication to stop the itching. We don't want to do this long term if possible because sometimes there are side effects. She should also get antibiotics if the skin is damaged from scratching or if you ever see puss.She should have skin scapings done to rule out mites.
Sometimes benadryl is given with other medication but it won't work well by itself.
Treating itchy skin is one of the most frustrating problems in veterinary medicine.
If you have a veterinary dermatologist or a veterinary school near you that is the way to go. They can do a complete exam and begin appropriate treatment.
Stinky ears are often a yeast infection that has to be treated with anti fungal medicine.
I know that it is worse now, but think back and try to figure out when she first had any skin problem. How old was she?
Did you wish to end this conversation or go on?
I'm not sure what you meant by finished.