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Old 04-21-2018, 06:53 AM
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Hi everyone, Lilo was scratching her neck late last night and we noticed her skin was red and irritated... but it's gone so much worse overnight! She even has a bald patch that suddenly appeared in just a matter of hours. Weirdly it's not red anymore this morning though...

I'm taking her to the vet as soon as they open, but in the mean time I was wondering if anyone has had that happen? I'm thinking it's some kind of mange, but it was so sudden.

I wonder if it's related to her rolling in what we thought was fox pee yesterday morning?? It's right there on her neck where she rolled. I did wash it as soon as we came home though.

This is what it looks like right now
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That looks like a dark spot; black? I will be interested to know what the vet said. Maybe it is a bite from an insect/spider that was in whatever she rolled in. Usually, when you see a fast developing red spot, if you search you may see a tick/insect attached. That certainly is a 'reaction'. Good luck, and let us know what happened.
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That looks like a dark spot; black? I will be interested to know what the vet said. Maybe it is a bite from an insect/spider that was in whatever she rolled in. Usually, when you see a fast developing red spot, if you search you may see a tick/insect attached. That certainly is a 'reaction'. Good luck, and let us know what happened.
In the end the vet said it looks like eczema, but wasn't sure about what exactly caused it. She said it doesn't look like parasites and didn't mention it being a bite so I'm not sure. I thought it might be a bite too, but they had to shave more of the affected area to clean it all up and I can't seen anything that looks like a bite. It was quite crusty last night though and it looked like there was a bit of a wound... but by this morning she had scratched it all off so who knows!

She seems ok otherwise, eating and drinking normally, but she's not fully herself. She seems a bit lethargic compared to normal.

Either way, she's on a medicated cream for a week now so we'll see if it clears up. Hope it heals and her hair grows back quickly.
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I don't think I've ever seen anything like that on my dogs. But I hope Lilo feels better.
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I have never heard of eczema in a dog. Usually (in humans) eczema is due to an irritation to the skin---allergies etc. Hopefully the creme will help to heal up this. Try to keep her from scratching, rolling to the neck area.
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I don't think I've ever seen anything like that on my dogs. But I hope Lilo feels better.
Thanks! I hope it all heals soon, I hate seeing her like this and with her neck half shaved.
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I have never heard of eczema in a dog. Usually (in humans) eczema is due to an irritation to the skin---allergies etc. Hopefully the creme will help to heal up this. Try to keep her from scratching, rolling to the neck area.
Yeah the vet said it can be caused by a lot of things. She's never had issues with allergies before, but maybe there was something dodgy in the grass where she rolled that irritated her. It was in a public park so who knows what was there.

I'm keeping her on or near me so I can stop her from scratching, even at night. I might get her a t-shirt that covers the neck so she can't scratch and also doesn't get a sun burn.
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Does the creme help the itching? I assume the creme has cortisone in it? Lets hope it helps the itchiness soon.
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