Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog
Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog Hello Doctor, I reached out to you on October 6 regarding my 3-year-old french bulldog suffering from extreme rashes and painful boils (with pus & blood) for almost a month now.
I have family in the US and I want them to send me the products after you prescribe the suitable combination. I sent you details and pictures of my dog in my question to you (Oct 6) but I don’t know why it did not get posted here, I am posting the pictures once again.
I tried to locate your email but couldn’t, so I am posting a question here again. I shall wait for your reply.
My french bulldog (3.5 years old) is suffering from painful boils filled with pus & blood on his back, stomach, hind legs, neck, and armpits, basically the entire body for 30 days. He is suffering from chronic itch due to his condition. The body weight of my dog is 13.5 kg.
I have been administering Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride tablet IP 25mg every day (1/2 tablet each morning & evening) as advised by my veterinarian. I am attaching his pictures here, along with the hypoallergenic feed that I\\\’m giving him.
Please help me, it\\\’s so difficult to see this little baby in so much pain.
Answer for Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog
Answer for Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog, From the photo, it looks like the distribution includes your French bulldog entire trunk, I am missing photos of his belly and inguinal area as well as ears
- How long has he been on the hydrolyzed protein diet?
- Has he been given other food or treat during that trial period?
- Ary you treating him with any other topicals or oral treatment other than the hydroxyzine and rx diet
Based on the photos you provided I would not consider those boils, and puss-filled lesions (i.e. deep pyoderma). Nevertheless, there is likely secondary infection of bacteria and possibly yeast.
Hydroxyzine is ok to use but mostly USELESS for itch control in bulldogs and French bulldogs. It’s a first-generation antihistamine, usually safe, and might help sedate your itching pet, so give it before bedtime
Answer for Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog R/O:
- ALLERGIES: Most likely a type of allergy with secondary infection
- INFECTION: bacteria and yeast
- MITES & FUNGI: Others like mites and dermatophytes (ringworm)
Answer for Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog DIAGNOSIS
- SCRAPE: Skin Scrape to r/o demodex and mange
- CYTOLOGY: to check for bacteria (cocci/staph vs rods/gram neg) and yeast buds
- BACTERIA CULTURE: Culture if he does not respond to symptomatic treatment (non-staph or MRSP)
- FUNGI CULTURE: to r/o fungi
- BIOPSY: if nonresponsive to r/c pemphigus, cancer etc.
- FOOD TRIALS
- ANTIGEN BLOOD TESTING (ATOPIC)
Answer for Itching Rash Painful Skin Boils in French Bulldog TREATMENT:
THERAPEUTIC TOPICALS: Regardless of the underlining condition ALWAYS implement topical therapy.
Bully Topical therapeutics are usully effective, inexpensive, nonprescription, SAFE thus can and should be used with all bully skin problems.
- MEDICATED SHAMPOO: like my V4B bully ItchLess shampoo, Yeasty Antiseptic Bully Shampoo and V4B Bully X Strength antiseptic shampoo
- AFTER SHAMPOO CREAM-RINSE CONDITIONER: After Shampoo Cream-Rinse Conditioners: like my V4B bully Aloe Oatmeal Conditioner, V4B ItchLess Conditioner, and V4B bully hypoallergenic
- WATERLESS NO RINSE SHAMPOO (gels): (on non-bathing days) Like my V4B Yeasty Bully Gel
THERAPEUTIC SUPPLEMENTS: Like my V4B EFA Fish Oil Chews
V4B BULLY STORE: In my BULLY STORE, look for the BULLY PROBLEM filter I created it covers 100 common bully problems including most skin conditions and will match my therapeutic recommendations including economic bundles.
ITCH CONTROL RX: other than the above topicals and supplements you would likely need itch control medication like cytopoint, apoqel, short term steroids, cyclosporin, etc
ANTIBIOTICS & ANTIFUNGAL: base on cytology results, the most common skin bacteria are staph psudointermedius.
MUST DO: Read my articles on food allergy, Atopic itch dermatitis, demodex, yeast etc (under SKIN)