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    Default Tea tree oil and hot spots

    My Boykin developed a hot spot and I've heard good things about the use of tea tree oil. Any recommendations on concentration or a better remedy?

    Thanks for the help.
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    Shave it and use colorless iodine to dry it up so it starts to heal.

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    Thanks Paul.
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    Shave the area around the hotspot. Drench a continually with bleach and Sabin the open area. Dries it up quick. I know it should burn but h ave done this for years and have never had a dog flinch.
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    Tea Tree Oil is toxic I really wouldn't use it. Sulfodene is the only OTC medication approved by FDA for hot spots. It works really well and you can buy it at the supermarket.

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    Vetracin spray dries them up fast

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    I just went through a horrible two weeks dealing with hotspots on a show golden ( 2 weeks before a show in fact).

    On the advice of my vet I scrubbed the affected areas twice a days with antibacterial (surgical) soap. Rinsed it thoroughly and then used a cortisone spray. In addition, we actually added an oral antibiotic to help with the infection.

    The key is letting air get at the hotspot so that it dries up. Tea tree oil (or any oil) won't help it dry.

    I tried for a week and a half on my own but it wasn't until I got the cortisone spray into the mix that it started to heal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill Chalmers View Post
    I just went through a horrible two weeks dealing with hotspots on a show golden ( 2 weeks before a show in fact).

    On the advice of my vet I scrubbed the affected areas twice a days with antibacterial (surgical) soap. Rinsed it thoroughly and then used a cortisone spray. In addition, we actually added an oral antibiotic to help with the infection.

    The key is letting air get at the hotspot so that it dries up. Tea tree oil (or any oil) won't help it dry.

    I tried for a week and a half on my own but it wasn't until I got the cortisone spray into the mix that it started to heal.
    This. I used the surgical soap/scrub (chlorhexidine), but didn't use any sprays. Also on antibiotics for a week. All clear now.

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    Apple cider vinegar (natural if you have it) dabbed on four times daily works great. There is no need to clip the hair way.

    Laurie

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    X2 - Vetericyn / Wound & Infection - Skin Care

    http://store.vetericyn.com/index.php...are.html?cat=4

    Cleaning and Debriding wounds Hot spots Scratches Skin Rashes Skin Ulcers Cuts Burns Post-Surgical sites Irritated skin Cleaning the Umbilical & Navel Sores Lacerations
    Last edited by Gun Dawg; 07-03-2013 at 07:08 PM.

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