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My dog has hot spots on here back and rear end. One spot

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my dog has hot spots on here back and rear end. One spot looks infected. I have 150 mg of human clindamycin hcl will this harm here
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Customer: She chewed here self raw. one spot looks infected. She med size and scrachtes here self raw rubs on all the furnature then she crys
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Clindamycin is a good choice for skin infections when dosed at 2.5 -15 mg/lb every 12 hours. The standard of care for hot spots (pyotraumatic dermatitis) is to clip and clean the spot - chlorhexidine (over the counter Hebiclens available at your local pharmacy) is a good disinfectant cleanser - apply a topical antibiotic/numbing spray or non-occlusive cream - and administer an antiallergenic glucocorticoid such as prednisone +/- a systemic antibiotic. An Elizabethan collar and oral tranquilizer might be needed to keep her away from that spot and allow it to heal.

These can be quite painful so consider having her vet do the clipping an cleaning and prescribe these drugs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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