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Her face is swollen and her belly and legs are red and

Her face is swollen...

Her face is swollen and her belly and legs are red and itchy

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

A chihuahua

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the Chihuahua's name and age?

Nataly, 6

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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Nataly, please?

You appear to be describing an urticarial (hypersensitivity) reaction to envenomation, vaccination, food, plant, drugs or other chemicals.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have her one quarter of a 25 ml Benadryl and it want away, I took her to the local vet this morning one that was closed when her symptoms showed up and they believe that she had an allergic reaction to poison oak

That's good to hear. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. If poison oak is incriminated do your best to cleanse her skin of the irritant oil (urushiol) by using an antisebborrheic shampoo containing some combination of benzoyl peroxide, tar, salicyclic acid, or phytosphingosine. You can find these shampoos where dog supplies are sold. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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