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    Default Meet Joni! and skin folds treatment question

    Hi everyone! So glad to be joining this forum. I've been reading and finally decided to post since I have a question.

    I brought Ms. Joni into our home on a trial basis two weeks ago. She's a 3 year old rescue (owner surrender) and she is just a doll! We make the adoption official on Saturday. But she's already stolen our hearts! We had a 9 year old rescue French Bulldog (Jazzy) who passed away a few months ago (we are devastated). We decided to put an application in with the rescue for a new doggy friend since we knew it could take awhile, but we were contacted immediately that this sweet girl could be a good fit for our home. And she sure is!

    My question is related to her folds. I took her to the vet the rescue uses today for a check up, knowing that her face folds were a little irritated. I've been wiping them daily, but they're a little red and brown so the doctor prescribed MiconaHex + Triz wipes applied 2x a day. Well, I just tried to clean her folds with them and she seems to be having a bad reaction to them. I think they sting. She immediately ran up into her crate (which she never does; and she's still hiding there) and is rubbing her head all over her dog bed and just seems genuinely uncomfortable. It's breaking my heart! I wiped off what I could with a dry paper towel, and then decided to wipe them out again with an EarthBath grooming wipe and redry with the paper towel. It seems to be helping but I can tell she is still uncomfortable.

    Her folds aren't infected, just a little irritated. I really don't want to put her through this 2x a day for 2 weeks! I will call the vet tomorrow to get their assessment on what can be done, but I'm thinking something more benign could do the job. Anyone have suggestions for something that won't irritate her skin quite so much but will still help keep her folds healthy?

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    Default Re: Meet Joni! and skin folds treatment question

    Welcome, Miss Joni!

    I love your name! My mom uses baby wipes on my wrinkles. I have never had irritated face wrinkles, but maybe the baby wipes won't sting your face. When my eyes get a little goopy, she uses wet paper towel to wipe away the goop then she put GenTeal eye drops into my eyes to make them feel better. Hope this helps.....

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    @delyrium Welcome to EBN also Joni. Jewel and Bentley say hello.

    Please peruse the site as you will find many articles and stories that may answer questions you might have. If you still have questions, by all means post it the forum and someone will chime in and respond. You are never alone here at the forum.

    As for the fold and what you were prescribed is what is used to treat yeast issues. Jewel goes through this everyday and that it is hot and humid here in Maryland. We use the same thing you use until the issue is under control then daily, we use Vetericyn 1-3 times daily. Some members use a 10-15% mixture of Vinegar and water and some use Witch Hazel. I use the Vetericyn because it does not smell The miconahex pads prescribed do burn and they smell horrendous as well and drives Jewel up the wall. You may ask your vet for the puppy version of Neosporin which will help soothe the area.

    Here is a link for proper care. English Bulldog News Forums - The Proper Way to Clean Ears, Nose Ropes, Folds, Paws, Tail Pockets and Vulva

    Other members will chime in as well I'm sure.

    Again welcome. --rj

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    Hey CORINE!
    I use witch hazel on both my babies. Maybe use the witch hazel and then rash cream like desitin or A&D ointment. Witch hazel to help clean (I don't think it stings - mine have never had a "hurtful" reaction to it), then the rash cream. That would help with the irritation.

    I sure hope Ms. Joni feels better soon! I LOVE her eye patch and her freckly ears!! What a doll baby!
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    Hi & Welcome - thank you for rescuing sweet baby girl! Go to for irritated folds - clean first with baby wipe/cotton ball & a little witch hazel. Let dry, then apply some Desitin. (baby ointment) inside the folds, just a little goes a long way. You may need a q-tip. Let us know how it goes, you should see improvement overnight, and neither will sting or hurt her @delyrium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corine Pesantes View Post
    Hey CORINE!
    I use witch hazel on both my babies. Maybe use the witch hazel and then rash cream like desitin or A&D ointment. Witch hazel to help clean (I don't think it stings - mine have never had a "hurtful" reaction to it), then the rash cream. That would help with the irritation.

    I sure hope Ms. Joni feels better soon! I LOVE her eye patch and her freckly ears!! What a doll baby!
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    As long as they can't ingest it, its okay. When I use it for Tyson I only put it inside his folds, and a small amount. There is no way ever he would reach it, his folds are a little deep too so once I let go, they close and you can't even see it.

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    She's such a cutie! I'm a new EB owner too, and I use MalAcetic wipes for my lil guy's face. You can get it on Amazon. They're great for paws that can get yeasty too, and it doesn't burn!

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    OMG.... look at that freckled baby!! I gotta have her... FRECKLES!!!



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    Aww thanks all for the warm welcome and the advice! So appreciate it.

    Joni's problem fold looks MUCH better this morning after using the medicated wipes. I think I'll keep using the EarthBath grooming wipes since she doesn't mind them, add in some Witch Hazel and the desitin and go from there.

    She is SUCH a sweetheart. Super well-behaved, totally house broken (basically pees on command when you take her out—no dilly dallying! which is great since we don't really have a true yard and take her out on leash for potty breaks), crate trained, GREAT with kids, good with other dogs on the street, asks permission to jump on the furniture, knows some basic commands, and she's getting used to the cats. The rescue wasn't sure how she'd do with our kitties which is why we did a trial run—but after a slow introduction she shows no interest in them at all and everyone is adjusting perfectly.

    I just can't believe anyone would rehome this sweetheart. I don't know much about her back story, but from what I've gathered the family had another, older bulldog and when they had a new baby Joni got aggressive with the other dog. But they had also recently moved cross country and I'm thinking it was just too much change for her all at once.

    More pics! She loves to flatten like a pancake on the floor, and army crawls to people passing on the street to say hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delyrium View Post
    Aww thanks all for the warm welcome and the advice! So appreciate it.

    Joni's problem fold looks MUCH better this morning after using the medicated wipes. I think I'll keep using the EarthBath grooming wipes since she doesn't mind them, add in some Witch Hazel and the desitin and go from there.

    She is SUCH a sweetheart. Super well-behaved, totally house broken (basically pees on command when you take her out—no dilly dallying! which is great since we don't really have a true yard and take her out on leash for potty breaks), crate trained, GREAT with kids, good with other dogs on the street, asks permission to jump on the furniture, knows some basic commands, and she's getting used to the cats. The rescue wasn't sure how she'd do with our kitties which is why we did a trial run—but after a slow introduction she shows no interest in them at all and everyone is adjusting perfectly.

    I just can't believe anyone would rehome this sweetheart. I don't know much about her back story, but from what I've gathered the family had another, older bulldog and when they had a new baby Joni got aggressive with the other dog. But they had also recently moved cross country and I'm thinking it was just too much change for her all at once.

    More pics! She loves to flatten like a pancake on the floor, and army crawls to people passing on the street to say hi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Hi & Welcome - thank you for rescuing sweet baby girl! Go to for irritated folds - clean first with baby wipe/cotton ball & a little witch hazel. Let dry, then apply some Desitin. (baby ointment) inside the folds, just a little goes a long way. You may need a q-tip. Let us know how it goes, you should see improvement overnight, and neither will sting or hurt her @delyrium
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    I used to use Desitin on Mabel when we had skin fold problems. I used Malaket wipes, dried with tissue and put a little cream right in the fold. Her wrinkles look great now.



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