Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:18 pm

We see chin pyoderma a lot in cats and the stridex pads seem to help. Acne is a skin infection too... Its nice if you can skip oral meds, no need for systemic antibiotics for a local infection if local treatment will do the trick...

It may or may not help, but its worth a try since you caught it early.

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Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:48 am

Ok, I was wondering why topical. Makes sense.
I'll be going to CVS later :)
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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:06 am

PitBull-Lady wrote:Ok, I was wondering why topical. Makes sense.
I'll be going to CVS later :)
Thanks.


And if it doesn't help and your vet looks at you like you're off your rocker... a friend of yours learned about it working at a shelter... 'cause thats exactly where I learned that little trick! Thats what we used for chin acne when I was doing my shelter rotation at the Nebraska Humane Society.

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:46 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:
PitBull-Lady wrote:Ok, I was wondering why topical. Makes sense.
I'll be going to CVS later :)
Thanks.


And if it doesn't help and your vet looks at you like you're off your rocker... a friend of yours learned about it working at a shelter... 'cause thats exactly where I learned that little trick! Thats what we used for chin acne when I was doing my shelter rotation at the Nebraska Humane Society.


too funny!
Well, last time we had this happen, we went the Rx route because it was so gross. Her poor little chin. We just wanted to attempt to get it gone. Well, no dice anyway, but the vet had suggested the Stridex too. I just hesitated because I know Stridex can be rough on people skin, and let's face it, she does not need a blond chin lol and dog-mom does not need peroxided clothes and furniture

But, this stuff is the pits!
They also suggested the Malacedic Wipes, opinions?
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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:16 pm

I hate dermapet products... they all stink and the smell clings to your hands, and none of them have any truly exceptional ingredients.

If you were going to go with a veterinary product, a chlorhexidine wipe would be a much better choice.

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:25 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:I hate dermapet products... they all stink and the smell clings to your hands, and none of them have any truly exceptional ingredients.

If you were going to go with a veterinary product, a chlorhexidine wipe would be a much better choice.

I love chlorhex. It smells like yummy bandaids! At least the kind my vet uses.
They will give me little green cotton ball clumps if I go by and pick them up. Forgot about that too!

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:37 am

I use Malacetic wipes for Buddy's yeasty lip folds...otherwise she smells like a manky old dishrag. Works like a charm!

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby 2fatcatsandapitbull » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:30 pm

PitBull-Lady wrote:
Misskiwi67 wrote:Simplicef is what I would do...

Or maybe try some stridex pads at home for a couple days first if thats the only spot where she has issues.


I can try that. Much cheaper than Simplicef! but poor dear will be peroxided. I don't need a blond dog MissKiwi lol
Thanks for the suggestion.
Is it just the prevention of skin infection??


The Stridex pads we used had no peroxide in them and were alcohol free. Seemed much more gentle than the fire coated pads I remember as a teenager lol

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:57 pm

Just noticed tonight we're at it AGAIN! Dang! Stupid staph!

The other day she and Capone were playing and I saw blood somewhere. Did not thing of it since someone always gets scratched. Sometimes finding the offending blood source is difficult. Then today I was loving on her and bam! Acne looking stuff. Dang staph! Guess we'll start cleaning but we'll be back on the pills soon enough. AND... I can't even wonder if it is something else... The floor has been really clean and the toys clean too on a very consistenT >>err, vigilant basis. Stoopid staph.

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby kane516 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:52 pm

kane has those bumps on his chin... i will try the pads. but anything else that i can do, or just take him to the vet?

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Re: Skin problem--probably Staph, recurring

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:35 pm

Well some of them are just bumps but these cause the chin to be swollen looking and they will pop like blisters or zits. They will also ooze blood or in our case a yellow-y blood mix. Stoopid staph!

I'd hate for you to have this too. It really sux!


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