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    HI everyone,
    I am hoping someone might have some "at home" treatments for a corkscrew tail problem. I sat with my Darla on Monday and let her sit in her new "pool". I did not dry underneath her tail , and four days later noted that her tail fur was stiff with something that smelled almost like she sat in applesauce or sweet and sour sauce. So I washed the area off and dried it. The next morning her tail fur was again matted and stiff.....I then gave her a full bath, being sure to cleans the sticky mystery stuff off. Later that day the fur was again matted. So....I now realize that she must have a yeast infection that is draining some weird smelling stuff. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I went out and bought miconazole 2% cream, and thought I'd use a Q tip to put it under the tail...but I wanted to know if anyone else has had to deal with this...My guess is yes. I don't know if I can try the cream and avoid the vet if it works, or would the vet give oral antibiotics....
    any suggestions would be appreciated...and I already know that I should have dried the area with care and will the next time.
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    Depending on what you have on hand is what you could try, but it sounds to me like the area is seeping, and a lot, in which case I would see the vet to be sure. You could try to dry out the area with witch hazel or gold bond medicated powder, hopefully it will help, there have been many times where I saved myself a trip to the vet using malecetic otic on scratches, sore bums, and stuff. But use your instinct and if you think it is serious you should seek vet attention because she may need antibiotics.
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    I've never had seeping back there - just a tail pocket so deep you could hide a Cadillac in there. (frequent cleaning is a mandatory duty for Bea) Bo doesn't have a tail pocket but that area requires a good scrubbin' just the same to remove skid marks and such from under the tail.

    I'm with the previous poster on this. Anything seeping should be seen my a veterinarian so it doesn't get worse yet. I hope little Darla is on the mend soon!

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    Seeping???? Can you tell where it is seeping from??? I wold also try the witch hazel and gold bond....That is what i used on Cooper when his tail pocket was BAD so red and it was kinda slimy ..... Is that what you mean by seeping....I would take that as yeast infection....maybe??.... I would try witch hazel and see if it helps and if it look worse or if she is not happy about it and looks like it is really bothering her I would take her to the vet as well. Coopers tail pocket was horrible and he lost all his furunder there and around his bum hole and it is not coming back...silky smooth like a babies butt!!! Vet said it wouldn't grow back!

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    depending on how deep the tail pocket is it can get very smelly and sore ,annie has a longish tail but she did once get the most fowl smelling odor and when i took a close look oooh it was nasty,i washed it well patted it dry and applies nappy rash cream it healed in a couple of days,tail pockets are just as important as a bulldogs wrinkles/nose rope and if not checked regularly can quickly become infected and cause a lot of problems,karen

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    thanks everyone,
    I am going out to the CVS now and picking up Witch Hazel and Gold bond. I also ordered the Malacetic Otic stuff off line last night.
    When I say it is seeping, I mean it is slimy. It is not bothering her at all....
    thanks again!

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    Has it seemed better using the miconazole cream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicaroo1000 View Post
    I've never had seeping back there - just a tail pocket so deep you could hide a Cadillac in there. (frequent cleaning is a mandatory duty for Bea) Bo doesn't have a tail pocket but that area requires a good scrubbin' just the same to remove skid marks and such from under the tail.

    I'm with the previous poster on this. Anything seeping should be seen my a veterinarian so it doesn't get worse yet. I hope little Darla is on the mend soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heff101 View Post
    Wait your still young!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darla and me View Post
    thanks everyone,
    I am going out to the CVS now and picking up Witch Hazel and Gold bond. I also ordered the Malacetic Otic stuff off line last night.
    When I say it is seeping, I mean it is slimy. It is not bothering her at all....
    thanks again!

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    Hi,
    Well today Darla's tail has cleared up. I used the Miconazole cream only once. I cleansed with the Witch Hazel and dried well with cotton squares for 2 days...Today she is back to normal !! I will continue to cleans her pocket area with this daily and also use the Malcetic Otic when things look "iffy". Thanks so much for all of your help, it makes me nervous when she is sick...and my breeder told me that we should never "let things go" or "watch and see" with a bulldog because things can become worse quickly. I took that advice when she was 9 weeks old and saved her from getting full blown pneumonia, but the tail seemed like I may be able to wait...and I am glad I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darla and me View Post
    Hi,
    Well today Darla's tail has cleared up. I used the Miconazole cream only once. I cleansed with the Witch Hazel and dried well with cotton squares for 2 days...Today she is back to normal !! I will continue to cleans her pocket area with this daily and also use the Malcetic Otic when things look "iffy". Thanks so much for all of your help, it makes me nervous when she is sick...and my breeder told me that we should never "let things go" or "watch and see" with a bulldog because things can become worse quickly. I took that advice when she was 9 weeks old and saved her from getting full blown pneumonia, but the tail seemed like I may be able to wait...and I am glad I did.

    GREAT to hear it cleared up.....
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