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    Default Nasal Congestion. What do I do ?

    My Bully, Maximus, suffers horribly with Nasal Congestion. Because he has Hyperkeratosis of his Nose, and it becomes dry and crusty and flakes off, his nostrils become clogged and he is constantly trying to blow his nose all over the house.
    I have tried Benadryl, but it does not appear to be helping much.

    Is there anything else that can be given to him to help his Nasal Congestion ?

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    Essential oils!!! I swear by it. It works especially for better breathing. Read the link attached wlso from other members.

    http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...tial-oils.html

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    My boxer Roxie had a terrible time w/Hyperkeratosis... I would use warm water on a washcloth to scrub her nose, and then put Aquaphor on it. It would really help, and I would sometimes do this a couple of times a week...

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    Try a humidifier and/or air purifier to help w/the congestion - and coconut oil or vitamin E to help keep the black from cracking. Ask your vet about a decongestant…and add more liquids to help thin out mucus if it's respiratory related…(broth).

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    I apply Vitamin-E to his nose, and also have Aquafor, although so far I don't see that Aquafor is helping much. It appears that I would need to apply these to his Nose on a daily basis in order for me to see any results. He is very sensitive about his Nose being
    touched at all, and when I do, large chunks of his nose literally fall off - so I'm not sure I want to wipe down his nose with a warm
    washcloth. He could lose his entire nose this way!

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    Hey Patrick --- so sorry the aquaphor does not seem to be helping, but if you can get the warm water on it before the aquaphor is my help and yes, you need to do it everyday to see any change. Then once it starts to show it is getting better you can move to every other day and so on till you only do it as needed.

    Have you tried Claritin or Zrytec f... you can use those for congestion too.... dose is 1 pill per day
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    I use coconut oil as a nose moisturizer. That way it's safe to eat when he licks it off. In the winter we use humidifiers because the heat makes the air dry.

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    Here is a photo of Maximus' nose with the Hyperkeratosis. I'm using Kerasal ointment, which was recommended by my Vet Dermatologist. -pc210009-jpg-pc210010-jpg-pc210013-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    Here is a photo of Maximus' nose with the Hyperkeratosis. I'm using Kerasal ointment, which was recommended by my Vet Dermatologist. -pc210009-jpg-pc210010-jpg-pc210013-jpg
    That is bad, but i have seen worse... do the warm wash cloth and apply coconut oil or the Aquaphor


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    Oh no, those pictures make me so sad…poor Maximus

    Has his zinc levels been checked or for a vitamin deficiency? I read good things about Bio Balm (Dermoscent), maybe that will work better than the Auqaphor?? It's pricier, but oh man, does that look uncomfortable…

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    UPDATE::: I had to send the photo's of Maximus' nose to his Vet Dermatologist, who said Maximus has an Infection on the nose,
    so he has prescribed Antibiotics for him. I'm currently using Kerasal ointment, which is what the Vet prescribed to help heal his
    nose. So say a prayer for Maximus that his poor Nose heals and the infection clears up. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    UPDATE::: I had to send the photo's of Maximus' nose to his Vet Dermatologist, who said Maximus has an Infection on the nose,
    so he has prescribed Antibiotics for him. I'm currently using Kerasal ointment, which is what the Vet prescribed to help heal his
    nose. So say a prayer for Maximus that his poor Nose heals and the infection clears up. Thanks.
    Sending prayers to sweet Maximus


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