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My dog has a inserted nipple and it's infected I clean it and

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My dog has a inserted nipple and it's infected I clean it and she seems not in pain wen I do it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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I regret that I'm not allowed to correspond with customers on the phone. The inverted nipple is treated as a skin fold dermatitis. Cleansing wipes (i.e., alcohol-free acne pads, baby wipes, chlorhexidine-containing pledgets, other anti-microbial wipes) used every 12-72 hours work very well. Alternatively, routine topical therapy can be used to control the skin problem. An antibacterial shampoo containing chlorhexidine, benzoyl peroxide, or ethyl lactate can be used every 1-3 days. These shampoos can be found over the counter or at her vet hospital. Topical application of antibiotic ointment, solution or spray every 24 hours for the first 5-7 days of therapy can be helpful. Over the counter Polysporin or generics can be found in your local pharmacy.
Surgical excision of the nipple is curative. The prognosis for an inverted nipple is good but lifelong topical maintenance therapy may be needed if surgical correction isn't performed. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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