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My dog has pimples on her belly and inside her legs and they

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My dog has pimples on her belly and inside her legs and they are filled with white smelly stuff
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that I can squeeze out a bit
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Unfortunately this is a skin infection and typically requires oral antibiotics to clear up. I can give you some basic guidelines to help minimize further progression but often this will need a veterinary exam and medication to resolve completely.

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- No licking! This introduces oral bacteria to the area and can spread this inflammatory process/ infection

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to help with the itch and redness. This might cause mild sedation but this will subside with use
- Oatmeal-based dog shampoo daily at first with ten minute contact time to the areas he is most itchy then rinse thoroughly. Once the redness and pustules begin to subside you can reduce the frequency of the baths
- A cone or e- collar that you can purchase at your local petstore to break the cycle of chewing and inflammatory reaction while the above recommendations begin to take effect

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

If necessary a thin layer of a 1% cortisone cream to the areas. Please wipe off after ten minute to minimize systemic absorption but also prevent from ingesting it when licking

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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