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I am so sorry that Mia is not feeling well. she is suffering from allergies and the treatment for this is as follows:
Give Mia Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs for 10 days. I know you are already giving an antihistamine but make sure the dose is correct. This can go as high as 2 mg per pound every 12 hrs.Apply Betadine to the areas that appear red or irritated or has bumps every 8 hrs. Clip away all the hair in this area. This is a skin infection called a pyoderma caused by the irritation. These can both be purchased at the pharmacy over the counter.Bath weekly with Malaseb or Dermaplex which will remove the scabs or flakes. This can be purchased at the pet store or online.If there is no response, then your vet will have to run tests such as skin scrapings and cultures and/or allergy testing to determine the cause and then they will treat according to these results.
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