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My boxer has recently developed bumps which have become

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my boxer has recently developed bumps which have become scabs, mainly on his cheeks and head, but there a some on his back as well. Tried Benadryl and colloidal silver along with antibacterial baths. He is scratching at them a lot digging scabs off but not fully healing. Please what can I do for him? My other boxers have not gotten this at all. Thank you, ***** ***** about his well-being.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- Has he been seen by a vet for this problem?

4- How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Came on about 10 days ago, no previous med issues, talked with vet over the phone, was advised to give him Benadryl which helped a little but he has since scratched off scabs. He weighs abot 75 lbs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also tried colloidal silver, still not helping.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, I am sorry for the delay in response. I was offline by the time you came back. In response to your question, it sounds what you are describing is consistent with a bacterial infection. The fact that they are spread in the head and back region it will be very difficult to treat topically I would recommend you discuss with your veterinarian about starting him on oral antibiotics (cephalexin) for several weeks. In addition, consider doing a skin scraping to rule out mites. In the meantime it is important to stop the self-inflicted trauma, I would pick up an E-collar (cone) in your local pet store or vet's office to prevent him from scratching.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sam. How is everything going?
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