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    Default Re: I think it's a hot spot? :/

    Quote Originally Posted by jenzaar View Post
    Took him in...
    If his left ear is the infected one(and I'd bet on it) that would be the cause of the hot spot. Your baby was scratching at his infected ear and irritated the skin below it. Head shaking and abnormal scratching are early signs that something is amiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    If his left ear is the infected one(and I'd bet on it) that would be the cause of the hot spot. Your baby was scratching at his infected ear and irritated the skin below it. Head shaking and abnormal scratching are early signs that something is amiss.
    Left ear. You're rich!

    You know, he did a little bit of head-rubbing on the floor this week but i thought nothing of it. I'll pay better attention next time i see anything like that.

    So the hot spots are caused by the surface being irritated? Or can they present by themselves. I knew they were often some kind of secondary symptom but didn't know that his own scratching/rubbing could cause it.

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    Default Re: I think it's a hot spot? :/

    In our experience hot spots are almost always caused by scratching due to itch...be it a chemical burn(usually a reaction to a shampoo), a bug bite, a butt itch from a tail issue or anal gland, or quite possibly, an ear infection.

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    I don't have personal experience with this but I recently saw a post about someone using petobismol. It said she dabbled it on the spot with a cotton ball. The spot cleared up in a few days.

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    It is hot spots, My Elmo boy went through this. -100_0940-jpg -100_0956-jpgThis is after he healed, we had a rough time at first.

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    Default Re: I think it's a hot spot? :/

    Quote Originally Posted by jenzaar View Post
    Took him in... shaved him up and checked his ears, looks like he has a small ear infection. Another first!

    I already forget the names of what they gave me... but will post later and keep updated in case these might work for anyone else.

    Poor Winslow - but it will hopefully heal quickly. Perhas there is a connection between hot spots and ear infections? Castor too had an ear infection (not a major one, though - no antibiotics or anything). Please keep us posted!

    ---update--- Now I've read the other posts too... and see that there is a connection between ear infections and hot spots. Good to know!


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