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I am a breeder of dachshunds one of my owners dogs has a problem with

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a skin rash on the...
I am a breeder of dachshunds one of my owners dogs has a problem with a skin rash on the back a red pimple that get scabby when popped. they did a scraping but nothing came up. She has changed to a grain free kibble and she is still having this problem. she has been on maintenance of steroids every other day and it is not helping. Any help you can give-thanks
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am thinking it could be a staph infection
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Based on the pictures you sent, this looks like a pyoderma (bacterial skin infection) but we cannot rule out that yeast may be present as well. The steroids are most likely decreasing her immune response and ability to resolve this. Is she itchy in those areas?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
there is no itching
Dog Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
If there is a skin infection, they usually do cause the skin to itch, but the steroids are likely masking the itch. What she needs is an exam by your veterinarian so that these things can be ruled out and the proper medicine may be prescribed. If a skin cytology is performed, the bacteria or yeast will be visible under a microscopic exam of some of the surface cells. If there is an infection, she will need at least 3 weeks of an oral antibiotic or oral anti-fungal. In the meantime, there are a few things that may help and certainly won't hurt. An antiseptic shampoo from the pet store can decrease the bacteria and yeast if they are present. I like the product called Hexedene® because it contains chlorhexidine which is effective on bacteria and yeast. There is also a "leave-on" product called Resi-chlor® with similar ingredients that can be used on the lesions themselves and in some cases, may be all that is needed.
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