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I have a red nose. He has some red bumps around nose. I have

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I have a red nose. He has some red bumps around nose. I have pictures
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Can you please attach the pictures?

When did these arise?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Has he been rubbing his muzzle before or after these developed?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No. just itches his butt. Put him on heart guard or those edible flea things last two months. But fleas not as bad
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

These look like ruptured pustules, which are commonly associated with allergies. Can you describe how he's scratching his back end?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
He was chewing. But not since flea chews. Now he'll lick and clean himself occasionally. Now he just scratches with back leg
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

I can recommend a home treatment approach for the bumps but if they persist or worsen I would urge you to see your vet.

First, try a few days of Zyrtec. This should help with both the itching and scabbing. Dosing info here:

As well, clean these areas twice daily with a moist cloth and a mild soap. You do not need to scrub vigorously but do use circular motions to loosen any debris that might be caked on the bumps.

You should begin to see an improvement within just a few days time.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

JACustomer, just checking in. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing?