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Dr. Michael Salkin
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How to treat red mangine

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how to treat red mangine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you upload a photo of Lazus's representative skin to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as or I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. He's certainly of the age in which red mange (demodicosis) needs to be considered. It's important to note that in the majority of non-infected cases no treatment is necessary because juvenile demodicosis is often self-limiting within a few months. If there's evidence of infection, however, such as pustules and scabs, a systemic antibiotic in the cephalosporin class such as cephalexin is instituted for at least a month and the mange mite is addressed with an amitraz-containing dip and/or oral ivermectin. These are drugs best prescribed by Lazus's vet because regular rechecks and dosing changes are often necessary in these dogs. Borax and peroxide aren't helpful against this mange mite but might help lower the bacterial load on his skin.

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