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my cat has a flea allergy, she scabbed all over scratching

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my cat has a flea allergy, she scabbed all over scratching but cant afford to take her to the vet to get more anti biotics and steriods, can you help please

Dear Polly,


This sounds like Miliary Dermatitis. It is a result of a flea bite.

Apply plain neosporin to the scabs.


Fortunately cats do not get as many skin conditions as dogs so they are much easier to diagnose and treat. They can be allergic reactions, fungus or infection.

Here is the most common with photos:

Stud tail:and feline acne


Miliary Dermatitis:



Hot spots:

Ringworm can be recurrent and is treated with a topical fungicide or a vaccine shot.

miliary dermatitis can come from a food allergy or the bite of even ONE flea.This is treated with one cortesone shot or neosporen it is safe it he licks a bit.

Granuloma is also usually allergic in nature and can be treated cortesone or antibiotics or both.

There is also alopecia which is usually symmetrical and can be self inflicted:

A staph infection is also a possibility and can recur at times when the immune system is weakened temporarily.


She can have a quarter of a chlor-trimeton every 12 hours:

Please look at the photos and let me know which best relates to your cats issues and I will be happy to discuss this further with you.


I hope your baby feels better in no time.


Best wishes for her,


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i knew what the symptons were but was wondering wether i can buy the treatment on line.

Hi Polly,


Unfortunately, you canot buy antibiotics or steroids online.They can only be scripted by a vet that has seen your cat.


However, if you treat her with plain neosporin and chlor-trimeton, it should clear up fine.


Warmest best wishes,



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thankyou, where would i buy these products

You can get both in any drug store:


I hope your baby will be just fine.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
you say a drug store would that be a chemist or something else

Yes, in the UK it would be a chemist.


Print the links in case the items have another name.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thankyou i will try out this website,

Dear Polly,


You are very welcome.

It is my pleasure to help someone as lovely as you and your sweet baby.


I will always be here for both of you.


Thank you for pressing accept.


Best wishes,


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