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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? What is going on with your dog's skin?
OKay thanks for the pictures. The last picture was kind of blurry? How long has this been going on for? Is he very itchy ?
Based on where it its located a common issue that can cause this could be fleas. Is he on flea preventative?
Yes those white pimples are called pustules, which can occur in mild skin infection. Since you are not seeing fleas it looks like he may have developed an allergy which is affecting his skin. Since there are pustules he will likely need antibiotics to help treat the skin. The Claritin probably isn't enough to treat the allergies and he may need to be put on something stronger. Recommendations that I have include a product called Apoquel which seems to work in most dogs with allergies
Let me know if you have any further questions