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He has a bump under his lower lip. We removed porcupine

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He has a bump under his lower lip. We removed porcupine needles from his face 2 weeks ago. Is this likely related
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Yukon
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Yukon?
Customer: It's a red bump. Round and elevated.] Again, he had a porcupine encounter 2 weeks ago.;
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

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

I am so sorry to hear that Yukon has this bump and I am a little concerned that the quill base might still be present with this new area and it might need to be explored with sedation.

Things you can do for now:
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours to minimize rubbing
- Epsom salt soaks (a towel soaked in epsom salt lukewarm water applied to the area) twice daily with ten minute contact time might help the base migrate out
- Keeping the area clean and dry which can involve oatmeal-based dog shampoo or ivory soap and water
- Please minimize salves or ointments which may not allow the quill to back out

If there is no change in the next 24-48 hours then please consider a veterinary exam +/- sedation to explore the area where the lump is.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 10 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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