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Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Has he been seen by a vet for this problem?
4- How much does he weigh?
Friend, I am sorry for the delay in response. I was offline by the time you came back. In response to your question, it sounds what you are describing is consistent with a bacterial infection. The fact that they are spread in the head and back region it will be very difficult to treat topically I would recommend you discuss with your veterinarian about starting him on oral antibiotics (cephalexin) for several weeks. In addition, consider doing a skin scraping to rule out mites. In the meantime it is important to stop the self-inflicted trauma, I would pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store or vet's office to prevent him from scratching.
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