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My dog semms to have a sort of rash that looks like pimples

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My dog semms to have a sort of rash that looks like pimples but aren't they're on this back like around the hip area and around his neck. He gets them in the moddle too and we put athletes foot creme on it and they heal then new ones appear beside it
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Mr.c and hes 11
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Mr.C
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: He has had kidney issues for the past year or two and has fatty lumps that keep popping up
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
this is what the bumps look like
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now based on the photos, these don't look fungal but instead give the impression of small abscesses/pustules. Often these are bacterial in nature. The can appear anywhere the skin is damaged or irritated and sometimes dogs with underlying allergies are more prone. With this in mind, instead of the cream you have been using, we'd be best to plan to clean these 2-3 times daily with a mild antiseptic (ie dilute betadine, chlorohexidine, or salt water). Afterwards, pat the area dry and apply an OTC antibiotic cream for bacterial concerns.

As well, if he does seem generally itchy or you wished to rule out an underlying allergy, you can also consider an antihistamine at this stage. Most commonly we use Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (0.5-2 mg per pound of their body weight every 8-12 hours) to reduce allergic irritation. We like to keep the dose low, as it can cause drowsiness (just like people). And of course, this medication shouldn't be used if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medication without speaking to your vet first.

Overall, these do give more of a bacterial impression here. So, we can try the above now. Though if they linger or he is prone to these, then we may need his local vet to dispense systemic/oral treatment (ie antibiotics, anti-inflammatories) to nip these in the bud.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

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

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