Help Needed! My baby has bumps???

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I have just notices in the last 2 days my Stella's right front arm has 3 bumps on it. They seem to be under the skin and don't hurt when i touch.
Does anyone know what these could be before i go running to the vet?

Any help would be so much appreciated!

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[MENTION=18707]thett[/MENTION] They look like they could be hives. It is always harder to tell in photos. She may have been bitten by something, or eaten something that she is allergic to-anything different? You can give her benedryl(not childrens) one tab per 25 lbs. If it doesn't go away in a day ,or 2, or gets worse, then I would go to Dr.
 
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Thank you Lynn, I did give her a benedryl earlier and they don't seem to have changed at all. I will keep watch on it for another day and then take her in.

It could be a bite from something outside..
Nothing new as far as foods goes unless she got fed something she wasn't supposed to have. I did just finish making the switch of food from Instinct to Fromm beef frittata and that only seems to have been good for her. She itches less and her little red bumps on her face are gone.

If they could only talk and tell us... :(
 

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[MENTION=18707]thett[/MENTION] How is Stella today? Have the bumps gone down? Hoping so.....
 

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They do look like hives. Is that the only location of them? It is definitely possible she got bit by something so if she is not in pain and it's not getting worse, I would continue with the Benadryl for a couple more days to see if they go away.
 

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Thank you Lynn, I did give her a benedryl earlier and they don't seem to have changed at all. I will keep watch on it for another day and then take her in.

It could be a bite from something outside..
Nothing new as far as foods goes unless she got fed something she wasn't supposed to have. I did just finish making the switch of food from Instinct to Fromm beef frittata and that only seems to have been good for her. She itches less and her little red bumps on her face are gone.

If they could only talk and tell us... :(


How are are the Bumps? I agree.. they totally look like hives
 
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The bumps are still there. They still don't seem to be bothering her. However, now she has developed a hot spot on the underside of that same leg and that she is biting at it.
We have an appt tomorrow at our regular vet and I have now got an appt with the bulldog specialist in my area but the first available is Dec 17. :(

I am using the ointment on her hot spot and continuing with the Benedryl 2x a day.
i am going to see if i can get her allergy tested. In the meantime i am compiling a spreadsheet of the ingredients of the 3 foods she has been on since I've had her and see if I can rule some things out.
I'm thinking it has to be allergies.. i am just suprised the benedryl is not making the bumps go away.

Thank you everyone for your help, advise and concern. Sorry for my delayed response.. I have not been able to get online the last couple days. It would be so much easier if this site could be an app on the phone. :)

On the flip side, Stella did have her first training class last night and she did great!! She is the best little baby bear in the world! :angelheart:
 

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The bumps are still there. They still don't seem to be bothering her. However, now she has developed a hot spot on the underside of that same leg and that she is biting at it.
We have an appt tomorrow at our regular vet and I have now got an appt with the bulldog specialist in my area but the first available is Dec 17. :(

I am using the ointment on her hot spot and continuing with the Benedryl 2x a day.
i am going to see if i can get her allergy tested. In the meantime i am compiling a spreadsheet of the ingredients of the 3 foods she has been on since I've had her and see if I can rule some things out.
I'm thinking it has to be allergies.. i am just suprised the benedryl is not making the bumps go away.

Thank you everyone for your help, advise and concern. Sorry for my delayed response.. I have not been able to get online the last couple days. It would be so much easier if this site could be an app on the phone. :)

On the flip side, Stella did have her first training class last night and she did great!! She is the best little baby bear in the world! :angelheart:

There is an app! Use Tapatalk and then search for EBN.


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[MENTION=18707]thett[/MENTION] Ointment is not good for a hot spot. You need something to dry it up, such as Vetericyn hot spot spray.
 
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I have that too. Thank you! I will go clean it and put that on ASAP!
 

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I have that too. Thank you! I will go clean it and put that on ASAP!

Yes... keep it dry and shave the area if you can


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Update:
So, it is not a hot spot. Just an irritated area where she was itching and biting at it.
We saw the Vet yesterday and she seems to think it is something external. Says she is not convinced its a food allergy.
She gave her a shot of cortisone and advised to stay on the Benedryl.
She also recommended I make an appt with a derm. So I have one at now at the end of December. (first available.. uugghh)

For now I will see if the cortisone helps and keep wiping them with the Duoxo pads.

I did see in one of the many posts i read that someone used a Duoxo bath whenever there were skin issue flareups. I see that there are a few available.
Can anyone recommend which one to use? I'd like to order some right away.
Also, do you use this each time you bathe or just when there appears to be a skin issue?

If it's only for times when there is an issue, are there any recommendations for regular shampoo that won't irritate their skin?

I really need to start making a spreadsheet for what to use on each issue. It's hard to keep them all straight! lol... but i am learning :)
 

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Update:
So, it is not a hot spot. Just an irritated area where she was itching and biting at it.
We saw the Vet yesterday and she seems to think it is something external. Says she is not convinced its a food allergy.
She gave her a shot of cortisone and advised to stay on the Benedryl.
She also recommended I make an appt with a derm. So I have one at now at the end of December. (first available.. uugghh)

For now I will see if the cortisone helps and keep wiping them with the Duoxo pads.

I did see in one of the many posts i read that someone used a Duoxo bath whenever there were skin issue flareups. I see that there are a few available.
Can anyone recommend which one to use? I'd like to order some right away.
Also, do you use this each time you bathe or just when there appears to be a skin issue?

If it's only for times when there is an issue, are there any recommendations for regular shampoo that won't irritate their skin?

I really need to start making a spreadsheet for what to use on each issue. It's hard to keep them all straight! lol... but i am learning :)

My Frenchie has allergies and gets frequent baths for his skin. I rotate between Ketohex and Chlorohexidine. They won’t dry out their skin and there was awhile I was giving him a bath every week. It’s the only shampoo I use.


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Thank you!
Ps... now I have the app.. and now to learn to navigate it [emoji1787]


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Thank you!
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