Thursday, May 8, 2014

And the Itchiness Begins...

It's spring again. And the itchiness begins... The wounds on Maya's muzzle that finally healed up in February, started to show up again. We have been giving her 1/2 Benadryl in the morning and another 1/2 in the evening. It seems to have some effects, at least keeping the itchiness "manageable". She is usually itchier in the morning, probably because the effects of Benadryl faded.

As much as I wanted her to not itch at all, realistically, my goal for this year to prevent secondary infections. Last year, her conditions dragged much longer than the allergy season, because of getting into a bad cycle of infections, itchier, steroids, weak immune system, more infections, itchier, antibiotics...


To combat the infections, I have been using Zymox Topical Cream. So far it has helped reduce Maya's licking on her paws and vulva. I got both versions of the cream, with and without Hydrocortisone. The one with Hydrocortisone seems to be more effective, but I'm worried about side effects for using long term and Maya licking it off. I use the one without on her muzzle and the other one on her paws. I also apply before going for walks, in hope that she won't be able to lick it off. Her vulva is no longer swollen, so I only apply the no Hydrocortisone cream when she shows signs of licking. 


Fingers crossed that this treatment will continue to work on her.

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