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My dog is 2yrs old and has a white ulcer on his lip. he's been

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my dog is 2yrs old and has a white ulcer on his lip. he's been taking antibiotics, is this a result of his meds?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry your little Knuckles is having a few issues!I would be more inclined to believe the ulcer is related to the kennel cough infection than the antibiotics. May I ask what antibiotics he is on?You are welcome to attach a photo, I will not be able to diagnose the cause in this format but can give you an opinion of level of concern and recommendations... CLICK HERE for information on how to do this
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
I am on-line another 45 minutes tonight to assist you both.
I would advise photographing the ulceration with a coin or ruler next to it daily to compare size and using an oatmeal-based dog shampoo on the area twice daily to hopefully reduce the redness and irritation.
If it is itchy you can also use benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours as needed to help reduce the itch (may sedate mildly).
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier.
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Hi Samantha,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Knuckles. How is everything going?

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