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Old 10-10-2018, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My little girl will be 2yrs in a few days.

We have been battling dry skin for a long time now.

Did two different treatments for mite, topical and injected. Also with a more in depth skin scraping confirmed no mites.

Maybe fungal? Waiting for test results, but did a lime sulfur dip (use to treat them anyways) once a week for two weeks. Nothing.

Her skin is dry and flaky, no bald spots in quills though, though not thickly grown in. Bald spots where fir meets quills and her poor little butt.

Now she is itching herself raw. I don't know what else can be done. I have an anti-itch spray that I've started spraying on her and putting fish oil on her food. I think the only other thing I could try would be a humidifier but what else could it possibly be?

Both me and my vet are at our wits end to help my baby girl.

Thank you all
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about your girls ongoing skin issue.

Definitely worth buying a humidifier if you live in a dry climate. I bought an air purifier with a built in humidifier and it definitely helps.

Other rhinge to consider is her food, what kind of food are you feeding, cat or hedgehog food? Also if your water where you live is hard, this could be drying out her skin more.

How often do you give baths and what products do you use to bath her with?

Also what bedding is she on? If fleece, what kind of detergent do you use to wash it with, is it one suitable for sensitive skin and non-perfumed?

Hoping she gets better soon, keep us posted. Hopefully the fungal test results will show something and she can get treatment for it.
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I don't give baths really I just wet her feet when I clip her nails as she is very clean also don't want to dry her out any more.

I don't know if I have hard water or not I'll have to look into that.

She get's hedgehog food, spikes delight.

She is on fleece and at this time I don't use one for sensitive skin so I will get some just to wash her stuff in.
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Did the vet do a culture and sensitivity on a skin scraping to see if it's bacterial and if so what antibiotic is best to treat it?
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Did the vet do a culture and sensitivity on a skin scraping to see if it's bacterial and if so what antibiotic is best to treat it?
I don't know. I will ask when I talk to her tomorrow....missed her call today.
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