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    Over the last four days my bulldog puppy, who I've had for about four weeks, has been scratching and rubbing her left ear more and more. And this morning I could tell it was causing her discomfort. I have called the vet and left a voicemail to hopefully get an appointment ASAP. I'm guessing it is either an ear infection or ear mites. I have been cleaning her ears on a regular basis since we got her and have always gotten a lot of brown gunk out of the left ear, which I thought was normal since she has had it since day one, but I am now reading this might be a side effect of ear mites.

    While I am waiting to hear back from the Vet I figured I would post here and see if I could get any additional help.


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    Sounds like an ear infection, and a vet visit and some meds are in order. Hope you can get her in today.
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    Thanks! If I can't get her in to my regular vet today do you think I should take her to the 24/7 emergency vet clinic? I'm afraid I might have let the infection last too long already...

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    Sounds like a fungal ear infection to me xx drops will have it cleared on no time xx

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    Agree - sounds like an infection...hopefully not chronic!

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    chronic ear infections and brown gunk and such can be a sign of a food allergy so keep that in mind. since it is a puppy i would take her in and get her checked and get some meds. when i got some for my dogs ears i always had some left over and kept it if i needed it again. i also use chloraseb flush which is for yeast and bacteria in my dogs ears if they seem to be having trouble but not sure on a small puppy you may want to ask about it. its ketaconazole and chlorhexidine together. i so hope she gets better soon.

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    Well, we are still battling this issue. Turns out it was a yeast infection related to an allergic reaction she had to a vaccine. It seems like it started in her ear but then spread all over her skin and her face got pretty pink. The vet prescribed a medicine that we are still giving her (don't have the name of medicine in front of me). But it hasn't fully cleared up. So I am taking her back to the vet today.

    It doesn't seem to be bothering (itching) her as much but her skin is still looks really irritated.

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    Fluconazole is the name of the medicine the vet prescribed. Also gave her a bath using tea tree oil shampoo which seemed to help.

    Going to try and make the switch to Fromm too to see if that helps.

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