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Will the Derma-IonX help my 5 year old Dachshund who has long hair with his itching. This problem only occurs in the summer months. He has small raised bumps on his back and what looks like blackheads on his tummy. The skin around the bumps also looks like it's surrounded by blackheads. He scratches and bites constantly. Steroids and other "medicated" shampoos don't work.

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August 6, 2014 at 7:13 PM



Dear Larraine,

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 reduces itching and inflammation, promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics and vitamin C. Together with DERMA-IONX it produces a synergistic effect. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. If your dog is not allergic to these protein sources you might try fish or turkey since these are considered cooling according to Chinese food therapy. You would want to avoid chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin that is already too warm.

I would start with the above first. If you need to use a shampoo too you could try DEFENDEX shampoo which is nontoxic and soothing. The essential oils in it could be helpful. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 7, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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