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He has a red bump on his testicules reminds me of a bug

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He has a red...

He has a red bump on his testicules reminds me of a bug bite

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Rocky and he is 2

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Can you upload a photo(s) of this bump to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please...

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Of course
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

An envenomation, contact dermatitis, focal pyoderma (bacterial skin infection), and even an emerging histiocytoma (benign skin tumor) need to be considered. How long has this been present, please?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just today
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It’s not hard it’s soft
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

We'll need to monitor this and see how it progresses. For now you can alternate an over the counter hydrocortisone cream with an over the counter triple antibiotic cream such as Neosporin or Polysporin every 6 hours. In that way, you'll be presumptively addressing an envenomation, contact dermatitis, and focal pyoderma. Rub the creams in well as Rocky is going to try to lick everything you rub into that skin! Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay thank you .. should I be really worried about this ..
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Could it just be a bit
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Bite
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

No, it's not a serious skin lesion. Yes, an envenomation = bug bite. Please return to our conversation in a few days with another photo. I'd like to see what this skin lesion does. There's no extra charge for you to do so.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
sure thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I appreciate it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No problem thank you
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
One more question if it was a tumor or something of that nature would it be hard??
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Most likely, yes. The only tumor to consider at this time is an emerging histiocytoma and these are benign and crumble away unaided within a few months.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Okay thank you
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You're quite welcome. I'll watch for your next post.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is looking a lot better
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good to hear! Have you been treating as I mentioned?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Looks good. Keep up the treatment until the skin normalizes. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much and I will
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

You're quite welcome.

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