Zyrtec's skin problem

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Post   » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:34 am

Without reading back, have you tried an antifungal shampoo, such as Nizoral?


Post   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 am

I have tried nizoral and it did nothing except make him very dry.

A general update:
The opthalmologist immediately identified that he has problem with tear production in his left eye, so he is on artificial tear treatment for a month and then followup.

I started to notice a pattern in his skin condition that may or may not be causative. He seems to react to perfumes or room scents/heavily scented candles. I removed all scents from the apartment and I see an improvement after a week. It is very cold and dry here now and getting the humidity up is close to impossible so this has not been the cause for improvement.

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Post   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:25 am

Have you tried a warm, wet compress on the eye? Gentle massage? Sometimes a blocked tear duct can be opened. The artificial tear treatment should definitely help protect the eye for the time being.


Post   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:24 am

Yeah we tried that and one of the first vets suspected something like that as well. But the ophthalmologist is really good so I hope that we can solve this finally


Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:36 pm

The eye is back to normal! :D the drops are not even required anymore. We still have a checkup in february and I will ask about seeing a dermatologist for his skin.

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Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:09 pm

That is good news! Thanks for the update.

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Post   » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:16 pm

With my skinny pigs I found the more stuff you put on them, the more it will itch. I had one boy who anything I put on him only made things worse except for coconut oil. Anything else made him go beat red and the condition got worse and wouldn't go away. Just coconut oil sparingly has always worked the best for my skinny pigs.

My one skinny pig had a chronic eye issue and turned out to be entropion (eye lashes curled inwards). He had surgery to correct it. He still has a watery eye at times (tear duct issues) and it takes daily maintenance of cleaning with a warm cotton pad and applying eye lubricant to keep him happy but a huge difference was made after his surgery.

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