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My Siberian husky has itchy dermatitis on forehead, snout, and in ears. It is crusty looking like oatmeal, with some red sores and hair loss due to itching. When shampooing with RX cortisone shampoo should I try to remove the crustiness. Will your Derma-IonX help with this condition.

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April 7, 2015 at 8:59 PM



Dear Michele,

You might want to look at some of our products to help the skin. DERMA-IONX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which aids the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics and Omega 3,6,9. These supplements together with DERMA-IONX can produce a synergistic response. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

For the dietary modifications a grain free diet with cooling proteins according to Chinese food therapy. If your dog is warm and seeks cool places to relax in he might do better with the cooling diet. Fish and turkey are considered to be cooling so would be better choices than chicken or lamb which are warming. Beef is neutral. Of course if your dog has a food sensitivity to a particular food do not give that food.

When the skin is crusty I shampoo with Zymox Enzymatic Shampoo. I like to apply Zymox Cream Rinse directly on the sores.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions or to let us know how you are doing so we can help guide you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 8, 2015 at 10:20 AM
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