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 Post subject: Lip fold dermatitis
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:50 am 
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Last time I took Isabel in to the vet, she noticed Issa's lip fold dermatitis. She suggested using a home remedy - apple cider vinegar with tea tree and lavender oils. I mix up about a tablespoon of the cider with a drop or two of both oils, then soak it into the corner of a washcloth. I wipe the insides of Isabel's top lips and rub at any discoloration of the fur around her mouth. It only took two applications to resolve the problem, and I decided to do it more or less weekly to prevent reoccurence.

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Sounds great! I will have to save this info. Although I have not had this problem it could be a great preventative!

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Hmmm - wonder if it would work for yeasty paws. I know cider in the water helps some.

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Another suggestion is to use Mouth Wash :th-up Worked great for us

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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I've done the mouthwash thing, but never heard of the vinegar thing. :dk Although Dee doesn't have a lipfold problem, she has the rusty staining around her mouth. Maybe I'll see if this will work on the staining. :roll

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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I've been using mouthwash but must admit that if I miss a couple days the smell comes back. On the other hand I haven't been doing the insides of the top lip, just the folds on the bottom lip.

I might just have to try your method .. where did you find the tea tree and lavender oils? And can you make up more in advance or do you have to do it as needed?

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Lisa R wrote:
I've been using mouthwash but must admit that if I miss a couple days the smell comes back. On the other hand I haven't been doing the insides of the top lip, just the folds on the bottom lip.

I might just have to try your method .. where did you find the tea tree and lavender oils? And can you make up more in advance or do you have to do it as needed?


Hi, Lisa! There's a natural remedies shop close to me, but you can also find the oils at many co-ops or at a grocery store such as Whole Foods. I make it up as I need it, but you could probably put some away in a bottle in the fridge.

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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I have a Cocker Beagle Terrier mix and she is 12. I all of the sudden have been having problems with her lip folds. She doesn't have excessive lips but have been noticing soreness there. I haven't been to the vet with this but looking at the pics on the internet it sure looks the same. I tried various creams, to no avail. I tried a new cream on her and applied only 3 times and its already improved drastically. I ordered a natural ayurvedic cream called Vicco that I ordered ordered online thru India, for my sons acne. It has been working well for that. It helps with skin infections and problems and has Tumeric cream in it. Love it. I will keep u updated on her results.


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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Ollie had been over grandpa's before the storms for about three weeks. His house is 77' inside pretty warm and Ollie's dermatitis flared up even with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste.
I change the treatment! Did try the Vicco. Didn't really touch it.

The cure is non-pasteurize organic apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball. A cure!

I do use some coconut oil also.


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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
Ollie had been over grandpa's before the storms for about three weeks. His house is 77' inside pretty warm and Ollie's dermatitis flared up even with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste.
I change the treatment! Did try the Vicco. Didn't really touch it.

The cure is non-pasteurize organic apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball. A cure!

I do use some coconut oil also.



I tried the apple cider vinegar and it really does work! I was amazed! There is still discoloration in the lip fold, but the odor is completely gone. I do need to clipper his lips more often, that helps, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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It's not a cure until the color comes back, but needs to be treated every day and kept dry best as possible. Add coconut oil help to repel the saliva. If you for go the repair of plastic surgery it's going to be a life time fight.

Please never use a mouth wash.


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 Post subject: Re: Lip fold dermatitis
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Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
It's not a cure until the color comes back, but needs to be treated every day and kept dry best as possible. Add coconut oil help to repel the saliva. If you for go the repair of plastic surgery it's going to be a life time fight.

Please never use a mouth wash.


Plastic surgery?? There is a procedure to eliminate the lip fold? I can't imagine every doing that to my dog..
I have been using the vinegar once a day for close to week. He no longer has that musty smell when he gives me kisses!
I will try the coconut oil, I used to have some, the dogs love it!

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