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I am sorry to hear about your Golden Retriever and her skin problems. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Have skin scrapings, to look for microscopic parasites been done?
There is a new medication called Apoquel that is helping a lot of itchy dogs. You have to get it from your veterinarian.
Some dogs are itchy because they are allergic to an ingredient in the diet. Trying a "limited ingredient" or a hydrolized diet might be worth trying.
Are you using a flea and tick product? If she is hypersensitive to flea bites, even one or two bites could set her off itching all over.
Let me know what other questions you have.
I hope you were able to see my answer; is there anything else I can help with?
I thought of a couple of other things: If Benadryl does not help, you could try 5 to 10 mg of Claritin once a day.
Seeing a veterinary dermatologist may be helpful. Where in Utah are you; I could see if there is one near you.