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    Default Re: My new (to me) EB is itchy...help me figure out the cause please!

    @LunchBox dont get any fancy Benadryl - I've see "dye-free" and special types @linwhite said for cold and sinus, sugar-free, etc. get the straight old school Benadryl! 25mg pink tablets.

    also, maybe in case something is on his skin you can just RINSE him off with some warm water (no juice, foo-foo or any other kind). i know sometimes, even when we was our hair or use soap, we dont get all the soap or conditioner residue off. and again, like @linwhite said wash everything in fragrance-free/dye-free detergent to get it off there too....


    you're thinking of salmon oil as a supplement for skin.

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    Looks like you have enough advice here to last awhile, just wanted to wish you luck, and I hope you pup starts feeling better.

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    Wow, tons of great info & help here! Thank you! I will keep coming back here to go through it all as I try to pinpoint what's causing this.

    Maybe washing his bedding in hot water - and see if that takes care of it, is his itches worse in the mornings? is his eyes all red and itchy in the morning? if so, then I would suspect the bedding (all night in that bedding, wake up to red itchy eyes.... see where I'm going with it?)
    I think I'm going to start with this. It did seem like he was more itchy this morning compared to last night so I think it might be the place to start & I'll work from there. Hopefully I can figure it out soon!

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    Default Re: My new (to me) EB is itchy...help me figure out the cause please!

    Oh and 'Plain benedryl' go for the Generic - we buy it by the MEGGA Bottle at Sam's

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunchBox View Post
    Wow, tons of great info & help here! Thank you! I will keep coming back here to go through it all as I try to pinpoint what's causing this.



    I think I'm going to start with this. It did seem like he was more itchy this morning compared to last night so I think it might be the place to start & I'll work from there. Hopefully I can figure it out soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    I think @RaRett touched on everything I could have. I think the carrots from the stew were fine as long as they were rinsed first. Of course he love it too, heck I love chocolate but it doesn't love me, lol. Regular neosporin is fine but for Benedryl make sure it's straight benedyl, not one with an antihistimine in it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.

    Quote Originally Posted by linwhite View Post
    Benedryl is an antihistamine. What you don't want is a decongestant. This I know because I am an allergy queen and use all that kind of stuff all the time.


    Actually it's acetomeniphen and ibuprophon ( non asprin pain relievers) That they should not have mixed with the Benadryl.
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    Default Re: My new (to me) EB is itchy...help me figure out the cause please!

    @LunchBox check the guys ears to rule out gunk in the ear canal. you can rinse him in the tub with 1 gal of water mixed with 1cup of white vinegar and leave it on him. It will balance his ph level and help to stop the itch along with the benedryl .
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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post



    Actually it's acetomeniphen and ibuprophon ( non asprin pain relievers) That they should not have mixed with the Benadryl.
    Thank you for that clarification.
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    Default Re: My new (to me) EB is itchy...help me figure out the cause please!

    well you have lots of good info here so ill just say what i have learned with bullies and allergies. keep it simple. if adding things do it one at a time and wait for a bit before adding another. dont try to add to much. i use free and clear when i have to go to the store and seventh generation when i can get to the organic place. you can wipe with baby wipes till you get a handle on this and can shampoo again. i just used an oatmeal shampoo i got at petco but now i use malaket and im going to order duoxo shampoo. good luck.

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    Excellent advice above!!

    I agree with sherry on the vinegar water rinse, and the salmon oil will help condition the coat so you can also bathe more often, it's wonderful for their skin.

    If the rinse, benedryl and change in detergent don't help look into trying a new food, I would not change that just yet so you can identify a possible culprit here. Good luck!


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    I realized that I had never updated! I stopped the foo-foo stuff & washed his bedding incase any of it had also soaked into that. I did use a free/clear detergent on the bedding in his crate but I just used the regular detergent for his other bed. And, I didn't give him anymore chicken. He stopped scratching within a day or so. I washed his crate bedding later on back in the regular detergent & he didn't start back scratching. SO, it was either the "foo-foo juice" or the chicken. I haven't tried either one of those again. I may eventually try giving him chicken again & watch him closely to see how he reacts. For now, the foo-foo juice is going in the garage sale box for this weekend!

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    Glad he is doing better! It will be interesting to see what happens if you add the chicken.

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