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She has red bumps in her genital area .. One looks greenish,

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She has red bumps in her genital area .. One looks greenish
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: She has red bumps on her genital area and one looks greenish like pus
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 6 months , Nylah
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 5 months ago.

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

It sounds like Nylah might have a mild skin infection in this area. I can give you basic guidelines but if the area is not improving or there are more bumps in the next few days please consider a veterinary exam because oral antibiotics are likely going to need to be dispensed.

1.) No licking! If this area is reachable then please put a cone on to prevent her from reaching the area. Licking introduces oral bacteria to the area and can increase risk of inflammation and infection

2.) Trim the hair around the area if she has a large amount of hair in the area but please be cautious with scissors

3.) Use ivory soap and water or dog oatmeal shampoo to the area twice daily with ten minute contact time before rinsing and tap dry

4.) I prefer to not apply salves or ointments because it traps in moisture to the area and reduces healing or delays healing time. If needed you can put a very thin layer of a triple antibiotic on the area after cleaning

5.) Remove any scabbing that occurs with healing. Again it also traps in moisture and then can actually abscess

6.) Limit activity. The more activity the more likely this wound will take longer to heal because the skin cannot heal in an active setting, particularly around the vulva

7.) Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to help with the itch but also allow her to rest more comfortably

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