Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 49 to 53 of 53

Thread: Rapidly worsening skin problem

  1. #49
    Feed Store Operator nubonics's Avatar
    Real Name
    Nu
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    777
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Curly
    Likes (Received)
    657

    Default Re: Rapidly worsening skin problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedaves View Post
    We had cultures taken yesterday. She looks absolutely terrible and there seems to be no end in sight. The skin lesions are spreading, now a new sore opened up on the other cheek. Itís almost impossible for me to keep her from scratching. I did put the donut on her one day, but it rubs on all her already raw areas. Iím trying to remain hopeful that this will at least stop spreading. Sheís now been on the Cushings meds for a week. Iím back to washing daily with chlorhexidine. The vet went ahead and prescribed another broad spectrum antibiotic to start while we wait for the culture results.
    Yes, with calcinosis Cutis it definitely gets worse before it gets better. Have you also seen a dermatologist? I wish there was some miracle cure for her!!!

    As a side note, my Frenchie mix had cushings disease and passed away from surgery complications due to the Cushing's.

    What I learned is that cushings disease actually suppresses the immune system which makes it tougher for the body to heal itself, especially inflammatory conditions. If you haven't been able to consult a specialist yet, it might be helpful as well. A general vet may not have the expertise here.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    check Curly's Lymphoma Journey out on Instagram: Kernel_Curly

  2. Likes 2BullyMama, 1Chumly liked this post
  3. #50
    Rescue Volunteer
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,744
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Honey
    Likes (Received)
    1803

    Default Re: Rapidly worsening skin problem

    Quote Originally Posted by nubonics View Post
    While expensive, I found that this helped with the sores. I would take a hand full and water it down a bit (place my hands with it in my palms and wet it a bit) and then smooth it into Curly's skin. I wish I had a good before picture but here is an after picture

    ResQ Organics Pet Skin Treatment 8oz - Effective for Hot Spots, Mange, Itchy Skin, Allergies, Dry Nose, Cracked Paws, Promotes Hair Growth. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LR1ACDQ..._LTPjEb7TWEFF3

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    Looks like a great product ! I know that manuka honey ( gamma irradiated to sterilize it ) is used quite a bit in hospitals for really bad wounds. If you wanted to save a bit of money you could buy some manuka honey and mix it with a bit of organic virgin coconut oil and rub it in. https://www.amazon.com/Wedderspoon-P...itepub-20&th=1

  4. Likes 2BullyMama liked this post
  5. #51
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    BabyDuke's Avatar
    Location
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    1,222
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Duke
    Likes (Received)
    23

    Default Re: Rapidly worsening skin problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedaves View Post
    We had cultures taken yesterday. She looks absolutely terrible and there seems to be no end in sight. The skin lesions are spreading, now a new sore opened up on the other cheek. It’s almost impossible for me to keep her from scratching. I did put the donut on her one day, but it rubs on all her already raw areas. I’m trying to remain hopeful that this will at least stop spreading. She’s now been on the Cushings meds for a week. I’m back to washing daily with chlorhexidine. The vet went ahead and prescribed another broad spectrum antibiotic to start while we wait for the culture results.
    I am so sorry. I wanted to mention to you, our last bulldog Duke had the most horrific skin issues I had ever seen. We found a student teaching vet school and took him to a dermatologist there and they were able to come up with meds that helped him. On another note, Oliver our Bully we have now who is 3 has these same lesions on his back. I have been using Nu Stock cream and it is honest to God a miracle cream. it helps so much with the itch and is healing. Also what I found worked when he is severe with his itching I rotate Zyrtec and Benadryl. the dermatologist told us this was ok, I give two zyrtec in am, and two benadryl at night. You are not alone. I truly understand how incredibly stressful it is especially when you don't have answers. Hang in there and reach out to us if you need to!

  6. Likes helsonwheels, 2BullyMama liked this post
  7. #52
    Founder of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    10,036
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala, Jake (R.I.P. Duke)
    Likes (Received)
    12250

    Default Re: Rapidly worsening skin problem

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyDuke View Post
    I am so sorry. I wanted to mention to you, our last bulldog Duke had the most horrific skin issues I had ever seen. We found a student teaching vet school and took him to a dermatologist there and they were able to come up with meds that helped him. On another note, Oliver our Bully we have now who is 3 has these same lesions on his back. I have been using Nu Stock cream and it is honest to God a miracle cream. it helps so much with the itch and is healing. Also what I found worked when he is severe with his itching I rotate Zyrtec and Benadryl. the dermatologist told us this was ok, I give two zyrtec in am, and two benadryl at night. You are not alone. I truly understand how incredibly stressful it is especially when you don't have answers. Hang in there and reach out to us if you need to!
    Yes NuStock is really great stuff. I’m glad it’s working!!!

  8. Likes BabyDuke liked this post
  9. #53
    Founder of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous helsonwheels's Avatar
    Real Name
    Helene
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    10,036
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Nyala, Jake (R.I.P. Duke)
    Likes (Received)
    12250

    Default Re: Rapidly worsening skin problem

    @Sedaves, have you changed his diet? Basically the immune system is completely shot. We all try to give advice n some helps n some won’t... Every dog is different. But definitely go raw. To build the immune system go raw but “only” tripe. Forget the balance ratio for now. Animals can stay simply on the frozen green smelly tripe. Get the NuStock which you can thin it out a bit with mineral oil. Wear gloves n massage in. It will help a lot.

  10. Likes BabyDuke liked this post
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •