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Old 12-04-2012, 01:57 AM
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Hi guys,

Does anyone have any idea what this might be? We are working with the vet. Actually, we are on our second vet. Still no clear answer.

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- It started as a tiny pinhead, that swelled a little within an hour and plateaued. It looked like a meibomian cyst.
- BECAUSE it looked like a meibomian cyst, I did warm compress. I did not treat it like an infection, thus I spread the infection to what you see here.
- It is NOT itchy. At all.
- It seemed to worsen with topical steroid use.
- A scraping did not show demodex mites.
- It seems to be improving with antibiotic use in terms of discharge, but the swelling isn't going down.
- There are no other symptoms whatsoever. No other infected areas. No lethargy, loss of appetite, lameness, etc. Nothing.

This photo is from BEFORE we began treatment:



This photo is from AFTER 2-3 days of topical steroid use (which has stopped) and it is about what it looks like today:



Any ideas? Anything at all we haven't considered helps. As it stands, it is looking like we will continue the antibiotics for secondary infection, and possibly start Ivermectin for the mites we cannot find in scrapings. We don't know what else to consider.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:13 AM
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Oh I am sooo sorry for your little one!!! I do not have any idea, but I just wanted to send my healing thoughts and prayers and hope someone knowledgeable has an idea. Please keep us posted.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:29 AM
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I don't know what it could be, but it looks like it hurts , poor little one, I hope it goes away soon.
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That looks painful


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Hmmm not sure poor baby. What about allergies? I know you said not itchy did you try benedryl In case?
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omggggg i feel her pain hope it goes away soon whatever it may be! i hate when vets dont know what things are! they usually recommend a dog dermatologist
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Hi guys, doesn't seem to cause her any discomfort - if it does hurt, she's being very brave and doesn't let on. Benedryl had no effect on it, but we aren't officially ruling out an allergy, but it just isn't behaving like an allergy.

The vet we are working with is really trying hard. I do feel like she cares, and it frustrates her just as much that she doesn't seem to have a conclusive answer.
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I think it could be an allergy.
You could try to get an allergy test done or change his food. What is he eating at the moment?
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