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|06-28-2008, 06:24 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: punta gorda fl
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kati has small pimples or blisters
please help..kati has just gotten over being in heat and started chewing so i checked and she has a few litle pimples or blisters in that area and has been chewing like crazy..now they seem to be spreading right around that area..the vet put her on clinamycin and benadryl but it doesn't seem to be helping to clear it up..this morning she was shaking and seems very uncomfortablr..she very seldom goes outside so i don't think it was fire ants but the bumps look like the ones i get when i have encountered them...she has now chewed the entire area red and i kniow she is very uncomfortable..i also used gold bond powder to try to give her some relief..i'm afraid she will get some terrible infection..she also tales phenabarbitol for seizures so i am concerned about drug interaction like brnadryl and phenabarbitol being too much to take together..please respond asap thanks karen scarlet and kati
|06-28-2008, 07:18 AM||#2|
Slave to My Rug-Rats
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Long Island
The pimples and blisters were caused by her itching and chewing and licking. So she is on the clinamycin (antibiotic) b/c those pimple/blisters is now a staph infection (bacteria that rest on the skin has now enter the open wound). The benedryl is to help control the itching so that infection can heal.
What you can do to help, is keep that area clean and dry. This is going to be important, the Shampoo, what are you using? The Vet should have special shampoo that you can use that is used to treat bacterial and fungal infection. So that is what I would be using on that area. I wouldn't put the gold bond powder on though...Honestly, if you can get a shampoo from the Vet, just keep washing that area under the sink and dry it. Unfortunately this is going to take time to heal...
I do not know much about the phenobarbital - but did this Vet prescribe it? If so, I would express your concerns about the benedryl and ask him to explain that there is no danger
I have had to deal with this with Roxy, I have had to give her the benedryl to control the itching to allow for her skin infection to heal. So this all makes sense to me, but like I said, I do not know about the interaction of the phenobarbital, so talk with your Vet.
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