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Thanks so much for requesting me. I am so sorry Simba has this trouble.
It sounds like an eosinophelic granuloma. Does it look like this?
We usually give shot of depo medrol to clear it up.
In the meantime just apply raw honey 3 times a day. It is safe if he ingests it. . You can get it in any health food store.It is a marvelous healing agent:
It is usually and allergic reaction to food or a flea bite.
Please let me know how Simba is doing. I hope he feels better very soon.
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Thank you for your reply, please see attached photos of Simba's sore.
I forgot to mention that he was taking Vetericyn VF, Chlorhex solution, and antibacterial pills
Thanks so much for the GREAT pics. They are very helpful.
It definitely looks like the beginning of an eosinophic granuloma (also called a rodent ulcer) However it has nothing to do with rodents. It is caused by an allergic reaction. Simba could have been bitten by one flea and he was allergic to the saliva.
Sometimes it is caused by an allergy to an ingredient in his food.The most common allergies are to an ingredient called carageenan or poulty
His vet may have thought the infection was bacterial, hence the antibiotic. It is usually treated with a steroid injection.
Was he injured or bitten on his lip?
Try the honey for a few days and see if it clears up.
Thank you for you quick reply
He never been injured or bitten on his lip, the only thing is I take him for a walk every so often, he love to be on a leach and take a walk.
I did apply raw honey as you said, but he kept licking it :)
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I don't understand why his vet thought he had a bacterial infection since he has not been injured.It is obviously an eosinophilic granuloma. I can tell from your great pictures.
You will need to apply the honey three times a day for several days to clear it up. Don't worry about him licking it because it cannot hurt him.
If it does not look much better by Wednesday he will need a steroid shot. The one shot clears in up in a day or two.
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