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My dog has a very bad ear infection I need help pleas

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My dog has a very bad ear infection I need help pleas
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I will do my best to assist you and your little one but if there is a serious infection it will require medications of which I am unable to prescribe over the internet

Things you can try to get her comfortable:

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to help with the itch and discomfort of an infection/ inflammatory response. May sedate mildly
- 75/25 Water to white vinegar solution with cotton balls to wipe the ears out every 1-2 days (no q tips!) and remove any debris and infection
- Take a moist towel and put it in the freezer and apply to the ear or side of the face for relief of discomfort
- If you have any previously prescribed pain medication for her then that can also provide relief as well
- Please no over the counter ointments or salves which can put the tympanic membrane or inner ear at risk

I hope this makes sense and helps guide the treatment for your little one. Again if this is a moderate infection unfortunately it will require prescription topical medication to treat and hopefully allow this inflammation to resolve swiftly...

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

Good morning, I wanted to check in on you and your little dog to see how she is doing today? I would love an update when you are able...Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both

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