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    What's the best way to clean skin folds? We have used a wet towel in the past. And sometimes we put powder in the folds afterwards to suck up the moisture but she HATES it. And you know how strong they can be, it's nearly impossible to hold her still. Wondering if anyone has an fast and easy way of cleaning them? Have heard baby wipes? What about the moisture though? I keep hearing so many different things.

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    My best way to date, after many trials and experiments, is now:

    Take a hot cloth and clean the face. Use paper towels to dry. In a bowl, mix cornstarch and hydrogen peroxide until it is barely a liquid and hardly a solid. It makes a very unique type of paste, where it is too thick to get with your finger so you need to kind of dig it out. Once it touches the moist skin folds and you fingers, it will become more liquified again. Careful not to get in the eyes or in the nose. I let this "dry" for a good half hour, then I carefully put desitin where the "tear" stains would be.

    Now, if you have yeast in any folds you will need an anti yeast medication. Animax creme works very well, but there are others. You need a prescription from your vet for this. I apply this anywhere I find yeast- under the nose rope, in the tail pocket, and even in the vaginal area if it is "tucked" and gets yeast. You can also use human yeast wipes for these areas as well. I do the face treatment of peroxide and desitin at least every 2-3 days, but I wipe face with hot cloth daily. I only treat for yeast as needed.

    We will use off brand stridex pads as well to clean out bad folds, but if the fold is raw, your bully will likely go nuts.

    I will also use buggies baby wipes here and there instead of hot cloth. These are not very moist.

    We all have our ways of doing this, but the main problem could be your food. Low grade foods cause horrible skin issues in bullies. What are you feeding?

    I am certain you will get many more tips as well . Let's get your bully in fabulous shape and feeling good, cuz those nasty wrinkles are very uncomfortable

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    Default Re: cleaning skin folds

    I only have puppies, 3 months old, so what I'm doing probably won't be too helpful. I use an unscented baby wipe and then dry it off real well. So far I haven't had to deal with things like yeast or other skin issues.

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    I use a warm wash cloth, and once a week I use Stridex pads on her wrinkles.

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    You can also try Desitin on the wrinkles AFTER cleaning them to help soothe and protect the folds but baby wipes, a soft, wet cloth, or towel are all good choices as long as you dry the area after cleansing.

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    I use baby wipes to clean the folds, and then a soft flour sack cloth to dry.

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    I agree with 'desertskybulldogs'. It's the FOOD.
    Once I changed Maximus' food, I never had another problem with his wrinkles or skin folds. I now just use unscented baby wipes to keep them clean.

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    I use the unscented sensitive baby wipes for Maggies wrinkles and so far she's doing really well!

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    We switched her food to Taste of the Wild last week. Still no improvement on her skin though. She has scabs on her belly and it's spreading upward and chunks of hair are falling out. I know it might take a little longer than a week so I'm trying to be patient. But I feel so bad for her.

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    Do you have a photo? This could be more serious, like Mange, or a fungus..... When did she start getting scabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Do you have a photo? This could be more serious, like Mange, or a fungus..... When did she start getting scabs?
    Yes I was just thinking this sounds a lot like mange.

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    @Ozzie
    Don't get freaked out by the word mange...yet. How old is your pup? Just some quick info that I found when Vegas was diagnosed with mange. All puppies have mange. They get it from their mommies. Most puppies have an immune system that can hold off the spread of the mites...Classically Demodex mites have been felt to only be transferable from mother to newborn pup. After the pup is a week or so old, it has developed enough immunity so that infection is no longer possible. In other words, after age one week or so, a dog will not longer accept new mites on its body.

    But, in the case of Vegas...he has a weak immune system. The mites were stronger that his body could fight off and he ended up with a bald spot. It took 8 to 12 weeks of treatment for us to conquer it.

    AND kinda off subject...when you asked about putting powder on them and worring about the moisture I could only picture one thing...













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