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Friday, March 09, 2007

Infections, allergies may cause itchy spots

I ran across this question and thought it was worthy to post.

I have met many people who had no idea that after your or pet has a bite it can itch for a while.

Q: We have a Shih Tzu and she keeps getting bumps (about the size of the tip of your little finger) and she wants to be scratched constantly. She does better when her hair is shaved off, but still wants to be scratched all the time. We have tried baby Benadryl and it doesn't work, so my wife is now trying 1 percent hydrocortisone cream on the spots. Is this a good idea, or is there something else that can be done for her? One vet said she was allergic to her hair -- could that be the cause of these bumps? The vet never mentioned allergy shots or anything, but this is getting to be too much and she is constantly licking her front paws until they are soaked, which worries me.

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