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I am sorry to learn your dog is not feeling well. My name is***** will do my best to help 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- Are you seeing any redness or swelling in her skin?
2- How old is she?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Did this come on quickly?
5- Is she on any medications?
6- How much does she weigh?
1- Did the itching come on quickly?
2- How much does she weigh?
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I am sorry you are worried about her itching. In response to your question, itching can be caused by many different medical conditions. Common causes are allergies (food or environment), allergic reactions, infections (bacterial, fungal or mites), hormonal, etc. The fact that this came on so quickly and it sounds like she is in distress I would place an allergic reaction high on the list of possible causes. If you have access to ER veterinarian I would have her checked by ER vet. The attending veterinarian can start her on injectable medication that will alleviate her symptoms quickly. Or, you can try starting her on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg 2 tablets every 8-12 hours for the next 5 days. You can buy Benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy. The better option would be ER veterinarian.
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