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Hello, again, 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- How long has he had this rash?
2- Is he licking the area?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, I do understand the difficulty in handling a big dog with a 2-year-old. In response to your question, a rash in the skin can be caused by a contact allergic dermatitis, infections, etc. to name a few causes. This is what you can try:
1- Do not let him lick the affected area or the medication below if he does pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store to stop him from licking/gnawing the affected area.
2- Pick up in your local pharmacy "Hibiclens" antimicrobial soap or chlorhexiderm scrub. Wash area with this soap 2-3 times a day. If you do not find the above soap use over the counter antibacterial soap.
3- After washing affected area as above apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin or bacitracin. Do this 2-3 times a day for the next 7-10 days.
4- If no significant improvement after doing the above I would have him checked by your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.Dr. Peter
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