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My cat has small black lumps, that look like scabs, on the…

My cat has small...

My cat has small black lumps, that look like scabs, on the bridge of his nose. Not sure what they are.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the cat's name and age?

Romeo and he is about 2 1/2

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Romeo?

No, not that I can think of

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Dr. Michael Salkin
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This is most consistent with a mosquito bite hypersensitivity. Are you have trouble with mosquitoes currently?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
we just had a major hurricane hit our town.
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Is there anything that I should do for it?

Ah! This is addressed by confining Romeo indoors, especially at dawn adn dusk when mosquitoes are most active. To repel mosquitoes, you can apply a water-based dilute pyrethin spray topically to affected areas every 24 hours. Caution should be used when cats are treated with pyrethroid products. Topical mosquito repellents marketed for human use (e.g., DEET, may be toxic to cats. If mosquitoes can't avoided, treatment with a glucocorticoid (steroid) such as prednisolone should be very helpful. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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and, not adn

can't be avoided, not can't avoided

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Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

You can find pyrethrin sprays where pet supplies are sold. You mustn't use a permethrin-containing product, however.

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