I love your use of "pickle" LOL I use the Malaket wipes too and Dublin absolutley hates them. Runs and hides when she sees me coming. They are very potent and I'm sure they must sting in bad areas. Tried all script meds, but it just comes back and I keep her really clean and dry just like all of you guys I'm sure. I will try the "pickling" technique :-) Her right ear is a huge problem. The vet has never prescribed a powder but something like that seems to make more sense to me so I will ask him.
I am goin got ask my vet about it. Would love to find something that works. Thanks