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Old 12-21-2014, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Skin Getting Flakier After Oatmeal Bath And Humilac

My girl got an oatmeal bath like five days ago because her skin was really dry in one patch on the top of her back and I realized that I couldn't remember if I had given her a bath since August! I sprayed Humilac immediately on her after the bath, while she was still wet. I don't know if that caused a problem or not but her skin has just become more and more flaky! They are good sized pieces and when they come off, the skin underneath looks good.

Is it just going to take a while for her already-flaky skin to fall off after a bath and start healing? Or did I screw up by putting Humilac on wet skin? I have never before gotten a good hard look at her skin until recently because my vision sucks and she's fidgety. I had always thought that oatmeal baths never seemed to help her scratching though. She has lost a few quills recently, but in the amount of normal shedding.
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I've never used Humilac before, but have generally seen people mention good results from it. If her skin doesn't clear up in a couple weeks, it may not hurt to schedule a vet visit to rule out skin infections. Fungal infections can present with nothing but flaky skin sometimes.
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Thanks. Actually, the day after I posted this it started to improve. I had been worried because for a while after the bath her dry skin seemed to be spreading. But maybe the skin just needed to flake off because at first the flakes were HUGE.
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That has happened to my hedgie after an oatmeal bath. Hugee flakes started to come off and then a few days later her skin was great!
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