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Hello this is Dr. Reupert . I'm sorry to hear about the itching problem with Calla Lily . If you see evidence of skin sores and broken skin the majority of the itching is probably caused by a skin infection . Skin infections can be very itchy and they just get worse the more they scratch . Usually I use an oral antibiotic like cephalexin to treat the infection and see what the level of itching there is after 2 to 3 weeks . I have had to use the antibioti for up to 6 weeks to get complete resoution, but it's going to really improve the itching within five to seven days . Benzoyl peroxide shampoo purchased over the counter can also help speed the control of the infection . You will have to make an appointment with a veterinarian to get the cephalexin ...it is a prescription drug .If you have further questions please write back.