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I have a dog that has a rash. can I put hydrocortisone on her

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I have a dog that has a rash. can I put hydrocortisone on her without herting her?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 5 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear how she is doing.
Well, with a active rash and secondary infection, you are REALLY going to what to get it evaluated by a vet, any vet, for much better supportive care.
In addition, it is critical that she doesn't lick or scratch it, as that will further irritate it.

Yes, you can apply hydrocortisone to the rash. Neosporin or other generic triple antibiotic can also be used.

Often, to resolve the rash, reduce scratching or licking, etc...you need to treat with a oral anti-inflammatory medication and/or antibiotics. That's what you'll need the vet for...

Good Luck
Dr. Andy

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