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i was given samples by my dermatoligist of 'clobex shampoo', to put on my 'arms'. i thought it was a cream,and i read i should not get it on my skin (on your website),did they make a mistake in what they gave me, or is it ok to use??? its too late to call anyone.
thank you, (edited for privacy)
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  eidnil replied 11 years ago.
Below is the information I pulled up on the shampoo. It does state this: Also rinse any other body parts (e.g., face, neck, shoulders) that may have come in contact with the shampoo.
So either A) He gave you the correct stuff for what you have and intended for you to put a very thin layer on and rinse off. Or B) He did give you the correct stuff. Side Effects are below too. You may want to wait until morning and call his answering service to confirm this. Or wait till Monday. Either way.. Good luck hun.

HOW TO USE
This shampoo should be used only on the scalp. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the affected area unless directed by your doctor.

Apply a thin film of shampoo to your dry scalp by squeezing the bottle directly over the affected area, once daily, or as directed by your doctor. Gently rub the shampoo into the affected area, leaving it on your scalp for 15 minutes. Wash your hands immediately after applying the shampoo. Then wet your scalp, lather and rinse the shampoo off thoroughly. Also rinse any other body parts (e.g., face, neck, shoulders) that may have come in contact with the shampoo. The use of additional non-medicated shampoo is not necessary to cleanse your hair, although it may be used if desired.

Do not use this medication more often or for a longer period than prescribed because the risk of side effects may be increased. Do not use more than 50 ml (1.75 oz.) of shampoo per week. Treatment with this medication should be limited to 4 weeks. If your condition does not improve within 4 weeks, contact your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS:
This medication may cause burning, stinging, itching, skin rash or discoloration, dry skin, hair loss, headache, or acne. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: thinning skin, swelling of the hands/feet.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I need a question answered that I just asked 10 minutes ago, not 4 years ago.
Expert:  VA-NP replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

The above question was answered May 20, 2005. It is the only question we have any record of having received from you. If you have another question, I'm afraid you will need to type it again. Sorry.

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I thought I was on a vet's website, and was asking what to do for a dog that was throwing up 3 times in the last few hours. The vets are closed, and I was wanting a home remedy.
Expert:  VA-NP replied 7 years ago.

I will ask the moderator to switch you to the Dog category where someone can help you. Hope doggie feels better soon.

 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you,
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
hi, i was on your website, and had asked a question about 3 hours ago, also, i deposited $5.00 required, and still haven't gotten any reply for my question.
Expert:  NancyH replied 7 years ago.

Hi for vomiting as a home remedy usually the recommendation is to not give any food or water overnight and then see your vet.

This may be due to intestinal upset from a change in food, intestinal parasites such as worms, coccidia, or giardia, or he could have a viral infection starting too if he is not up to date on shots.

This could also be due to a swallowed non food item, ingestion of something toxic including plants, mushrooms, chemicals etc.

If might be pancreatic inflammation due to an overly fatty treat or a liver or kidney problem causing the vomitnig too.

So seeing the vet to find out what is going on should be a priority.

An over the counter med you might try would be Pepcid or Tagamet or Zantac.

Be sure to tell the vet when you see them if you use any of these.

You can read about dose amounts (and cautions) scrolling down on the pages here

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet/page1.aspx

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspx

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/ranitidine-hcl-zantac/page1.aspx

If your dog might have gotten into anything toxic (including toxic plants), appears dehydrated (see if a pinch of skin over the shoulder blade stays stuck in a tent form or flows back down normally when released), has a rectal temp over 103.5F (normal is 100.5-102.5 Fahrenheit or 38 - 39.2 Celsius ), has gums or tongue that look white, blue, gray or yellow tinted where they are normally pink, has a slow color refill if you press on a pink area of gum or tongue, is having difficulty breathing, or is becoming more lethargic and non responsive to you as time goes on then you may want to get the dog in to see an emergency vet if one is available in your area.

This site may help you locate an emergency vet if you need one

http://www.vetlocator.com/hotline.php

Otherwise you may want to see your vet first thing when they open.

Hope this helps you!

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