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MY YORKIE HAS A BAD SKIN YEAST INFECTION. SHE HAS HAD IT

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MY YORKIE HAS A BAD SKIN YEAST INFECTION. SHE HAS HAD IT FOR YEARS. NOTHING HELPED BUT PREDNISONE... WE ARE GIVING HER 1/2 TAB TWICE A DAY. SHE HAS STOPPED ITCHING, HAIR IS GROWING BACK, ENERGY LEVET AND AWARENESS IMPROVE.....HOWEVER SHE STILL HAS THESE GROWTHS ON HER SKIN THAT LOOK LIKE LARGE PIMPLES OR SMALL BOILS......WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW CAN WE TREAT THEM.
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BARBARA
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.
Hello & welcome, Barbara. I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. If your lass has pimples/boils on her skin in the wake of a yeast infection, we'd be most suspicious of a secondary bacterial infection (pyoderma). If she only has a few, then you can bathe them with an antiseptic like dilute chlorohexidine or salt water. Or if she has more and is prone to yeast and bacterial skin disturbances you could also use Malaseb shampoo (a great antibatcterial/antifungal shampoo we use with dogs and can be bought at regular strength online at sites like Amazon). For either, make sure to pat the area dry after cleansing it. Again if there are just a few, you can apply an OTC antibiotic cream (ie Neosporin) twice daily to counter the infection. Though if severe or diffuse, we'd want to ring her vet for a course of antibiotics. Please take care,Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Afterwards, I would be grateful if you would rate my service by clicking on the "Rate my Expert' button at the top of the page as this is the only way I am credited for helping you. Thank you for your feedback!: )

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