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 Post subject: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 1:21 pm 
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My Alfie seems to be mildly allergic to life! He has a newer spot near is lower back and when he has been licking it, it smells like corn. He has 2 other spots that don't smell, mind you he cannot reach them as well. He loves when I rub his spots, they don't hurt and don't bleed. There is no visible sign of infection, no puss, or discolouration, other than redness.
I have used an antibiotic spray intermittently, and I have used a hydrocortisone spray. When I am not home he wears 2 booties on his back paws, and a collar, although he can still reach with it on, I like to believe it makes him think twice.
He sees the vet in over a week. I am thinking I should be more consistent with the antibiotic spray!
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 Post subject: Re: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Are you possibly referring to the "frito" smell? It may be a yeast infection as that can happen with spots that are licked frequently. (usually feet) I spray Ellie's feet with 50/50 ACV and water. Contact your vet as there are couple of things you can try.

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 Post subject: Re: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Yes "frito"!
What is ACV? I figure I can try it until we get to the vet.

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 Post subject: Re: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
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Acv is apple cider vinegar. Diluted into water 50 50 you can soak the affected area. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:29 am 
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I was told to use white vinegar coz the sugar in ACV feeds the yeast.
I could be wrong though.


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 Post subject: Re: Skin allergy spot smells like corn?!?
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I was also told ACV. Vinegar in any form is anti-fungal so I assume the vinegar overrides the sugars but I could be wrong.

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