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A thread for hotspot causes and treatments

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What has worked for me is to pull the infected tissue off of the hide and treat the area with neosporin. Shaving the spot will speed the healing time.
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I've never had dogs to get hotspots until this year for some reason.  I've been lucky to catch them rather early when they were the size of a nickle to a quarter and immediately wash with soap and water then flush with alcohol and 2-3 squirts of Gentocin Topical...I keep up the Gentocin spray for 2-3 days 2X per day and the hot spots have left.  Only have one itchy girl this is happening to...she gets mouthed quite a bit by the other puppy, wondering if that has anything to do with it?


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My boy, Winston, gets hot spots periodically...I clean with ChlorhexiDerm and dry well then treat with neosporin...works great!

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One of my girls gets very bad hot spots every summer and I have used everything under the sun.  For the past two years I have started using Sulfodene skin medication, first aid for Hot Spots. This is made by Farnam.  I pour the medication into a spray bottle and spray the spots 2 to 3 times a day and quickly the hot spot starts to heal.  This has been the best solution that I have used and you can find this in most pet stores.


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I had one dog that got hot spots regularly for years in the summer months around his neck and ears - I tried all kinds of stuff, and though nothing worked as well as Gentocin spray, even then these were a mess. I believe the hot spots were a reaction to summer allergies, but aside from 24x7 air conditioning and more supportive diet, I have not yet come up with way to eliminate these !

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Sulfodene has been around since I was a kid (I'm 50 now) and I remember using it for anything from scrapes to hot spots. It is a great product and I've seen it clear up a lot of things really quickly. 

The best thing is it's inexpensive, readily attainable (even at Walmart), and you don't need a prescription to get it AND it has a long track record without recalls or adverse affects.   

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For hotspots we've always used a one-time dose of a combination of Probenecid and Amoxicillin, and then we also clean to hotspot with Phisoderm and/or Nolvasan. I'm not sure of the exact dosage on the meds, Dad always knows... =) I believe it's the same treatment that is used for a particular VD in people, but it works really quickly to heal the hotspot.

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Can you use the sulfodene if the area is really inflammed and bloody?  Bella gnawed her hot spot and it looks yucky...   Poor Bel....

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One of the leading causes of hot spots is leaving shampoo or conditioner in the coat and accidentally (or even purposely??) not rinsing it out.  I've been lucky enough that none of my dogs have ever gotten any, but when working for handlers I learned that Gold Bond powder works great for drying the spot up.

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This works well on hot spots
Blue Power Ear Wash Recipe


 

INGREDIENTS:

16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol

4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder

16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.

Please shake this solution every time you use it to mix the Boric Acid Powder. Either a baby ear syringe or a plastic squirt bottle work well for putting the solution in the ear.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if the are inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all. Just flush and then wait until inflammation is gone, which will be about two days. Warm the solution and shake the bottle each time before using. The dogs will accept the treatment much better if you warm it up for them.

Flood the ear with solution (gently squirt bottle).

Massage gently, wipe with 100% cotton pad.

On first treatment: flood the ear twice, wipe with a pad, and leave alone without massage.

The dog will shake out the excess, which can be wiped with a tissue. (Note: the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics so you're best to do this outdoors.)

Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks, depending upon severity of ears.

After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a tissue or cotton pad.

Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks.
Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog).


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Believe it or not but I use Gold Bond Baby Powder for hotspots and it works every time.  It cools the down the affected area and dries it out at the same time.  The dogs feel relief almost instantly with no more scratching or itching and leave the area alone.  I re-apply as needed when I see the area moist again.  It usually only needs a couple or three treatments to clear it up.

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