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    Hi, this is my first post. I have a 4 year old English Bulldog named Delilah. For the past few months she's been dealing with patchy and scabby skin on her back. I took her to the vet and they have her a antibiotic and steroid. It didn't have any benefit so I took her back and they have her a anti fungal medicine. That also did nothing for her skin. I tried taking some photos of her back. It is a bunch of bumpy patches and flaky skin. I would appreciate any advice on what I can try to hell her skin.

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    I have a year old female bulldog who actually seemed to have the same thing. My vet gave her a steroid shot, two weeks of antibiotics, anti-fungal shampoo & leave in conditioner. My vet told me it was a skin infection from a bunch of fire ant bites she had gotten prior & just scratched too much. It seemed to work perfectly for my dog. I was also told to try coconut oil on their skin & scoops in her food. The shampoo & conditioner worked great!

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    Have they done a skin scraping to determine what it is? It is hard to tell anything from the pictures. What kind of food is she eating? She could have food allergy.
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    Manydogs,

    they did a skin scraping and the vet told me she thought it was fungal. The medicine though didn't help. She said next time she would test her for roundworm or ringworm but I really do not think that is it. She eats Nutro Venison and rice or potato. She has been on this food for awhile.

    I will try the coconut oil. I think I already have a big jar of it.

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    Hi Nick --- to EBN.

    That looks like it could be a staph infection.... ask the vet to test for it. If it is staph, Delilah will need a stong long dose of antibiotics

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