Click here to visit the most complete Maltese site on the WWW
What are "hot spots" on skin .... what do they look like and how would one treat them.. Thank you.
- Eczema, a condition of the skin, has many different causes and includes all types of skin infections. It is classified into moist and dry. In moist eczema commonly called hot spots you would see a red and angry pustular-looking area which can arise in hours. It itches terribly, and the dog licks or scratches it if he can reach it, and he spreads it quickly all over his body. To relieve the condition, tranquilizers or sedatives are sometimes given. Cortisone preperations and soothing healing ointments on the eczema is also another known remedy. A good drying powder is also soothing and helpful. If possible it is wise to bandage the affected area; keeping the dogs tongue and paws away from the condition is half the battle. It would also be very wise to consult your vet as soon as you are aware of this condition on your pet.
Copyright 1996, 1997© Maltese Only All rights reserved