Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 17

Thread: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper ScuttleGirl's Avatar
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    43
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Scuttle
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Scuttle has been licking incessantly throughout the night so I finally woke up to see what the heck she's been licking. I couldn't find anything on her body but then looking at her face I saw it! her wrinkle by her eye is all pink, raw, and stinky due to her rubbing it all night! I am a little freaked out right now which is why I am writing this at 3 A.M. I don't know if it's a hot spot or what. What can I put on it to help her to stop itching it? Any suggestions as to what it might be? I'm going to take her to the vet in sometime this afternoon but I need a couple more hours of sleep so I can function today. I would appreciate any help.

    Oh, and just a side note...we do clean her wrinkles regularly, but the other day I noticed that she was rubbing that area with her paw and she popped her cherry eye out. Right after that, she went outside, came in and it was looking normal again. I'm not sure if she did something to her eye and it's bothering her or what. Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    "Slug Assassin" and PBS Gardening Dweeb Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    Real Name
    Vicki
    Location
    Mukilteo, Washington State
    Posts
    5,794
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Beefeater's Buxom Beatrice and Lord Harrington's Bodacious Beauregaard
    Likes (Received)
    7

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Hard to diagnose something without seeing it ... but if she's itching and driving herself crazy there's some kind of irritation there that demands attention. And with the eye, it can be SO many things.

    Hey, I get up at o-crack-thirty because the forum is lighting fast at this time of day! hahahahahahahaha OK, not BECAUSE...it's just a side benefit of being an early riser.

    Someone will come along with something for you @ScuttleGirl!

  3. #3
    Pooper scooper ScuttleGirl's Avatar
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    43
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Scuttle
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Thanks! I'm going to take her to the vet today so I'll post something when I know.

    And I'm not THAT early of a riser but I'll do anything to try and make her comfortable! I ended up sleeping on the floor with her so I could keep her from licking and rubbing the area. She slept great! Who needs sleep anyways...I've got the rest of my life to sleep Thanks again!

  4. #4
    ..........
    Real Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    HRH Princess Gracie, aka: HRH; Princess Amelia Pond, aka: Amy
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    I wonder if a Benedryl would help her??? at least relieve the itching a little. 1 capsule for each 25 pounds of dog, twice a day is what is usually the dose .

  5. #5
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    savemejeebus's Avatar
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    6,208
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Stig Racecar Driver and Punkin Brutus
    Likes (Received)
    230
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    I would give her some benadryl too. But let us know how the vet visit goes.
    "I am normally not a praying man, but if you really are up there, please save me Superman!'' - Homer J. Simpson

  6. #6
    ..........
    Real Name
    Jenn
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    0
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Cutty, Miila and Mugsy the pug :)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Aside from benedryl I have nothing to offer without knowing what it is. Let us know how the vet visit goes tho for sure!

  7. #7
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    RescueMe's Avatar
    Location
    Chaffee, MO
    Posts
    1,438
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lola Blue, Mojo Titus and Gracie,Caleb, Bogart and Ziggy forever in my heart Roxy and Rollo
    Likes (Received)
    1
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    I agree Benedry. But please let us know how the vet goes.

  8. #8
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    BabyDuke's Avatar
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    1,212
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Duke
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    please let us know how vet visit goes!

  9. #9
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Poor baby! Mommy too! I don't really have anything more to offer..just hoping for good news!

  10. #10
    Pooper scooper ScuttleGirl's Avatar
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    43
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Scuttle
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    Okay, sorry being so late with an update. I took Scuttle to the vet and they did a culture to see if it was yeast and it came back negative. She does, however, have a bacterial infection. How the heck that happened I have no clue. I told him our routine for cleaning, etc. and he said that it could have been something as simple as her rolling in the dirt, scratching with her claw, and it getting infected. He cleaned it, put a topical spray (Gentamicin Spray) that I can also use for maintenance, gave her an antibiotic (Simplicef) and steroid (Temaril-P), AND, last but not least, a shot (Dexamethasone SP) to help her immediately with the itching.

    I have to admit, I totally cried in front of the doctor! Call it a lack of sleep or whatever, LOL! He was very gracious and kind. He had to step out for a moment due to an emergency with another animal and I have to say I was a little relieved. It gave me time to get myself together. I took my 16-year-old with me so she helped me too All-in-all, Scuttle seems to already be feeling better and is even resting better. I'm PRAYING she will sleep tonight. She's already had her first antibiotic and I will clean her wrinkles with the spray here in a bit. Thank you ALL for your concern! I am very grateful for this group and the people and advice! I will keep the Benadryl in mind for future reference!

    By the way, my vet is AWESOME! He himself is an owner of English Bulldogs and has been very helpful with Scuttle. He takes the time to talk to me and answers all my many questions. Scuttle and I are very blessed!!

  11. #11
    ..........
    Real Name
    Sandra
    Country
    usa
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    7,010
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sarah aka cow
    Likes (Received)
    3

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    aw im late with this but am so happy that your vet visit went well and that you have medicine to help scuttle. aww give us more updates as you can. last time i was at the vets i cried to so i know how ya feel.

  12. #12
    ..........
    Real Name
    Karen
    Country
    England
    Location
    Grafton, OHIO
    Posts
    8,746
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Maggie (My Angel Baby 5/31/2012). Daddy (2 years). Linus (1year). Bella (4 years)
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Help! Skin irritation in wrinkle by eye!

    I'm late too but glad that it has all worked out ok ... sounds like you have a wonderful vet. Maybe you should add him to our vet recommendation thread if you haven't already added him!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •