Q&A: Dog with allergies and skin infections?

Question by momof3boys: Dog with allergies and skin infections?
First I want to say I have taken her to the vet. Anyways it started 2 years ago she started losing fur and weight. We discovered fleas and tapeworms. She was dewormed and flea problem handled and started on a new flea preventative. She was also started on benadryl for the possible flea allergy because of fur loss. We got the weight back up and she seemed to be doing a little better but fur just wasn’t regrowing. She hasn’t been the same dog since. She has now lost most of her fur and keeps scratching. No fleas have been found on her. We get her sores healed from the scratching and she scratches them open again. Vet had her on antibiotics they really didn’t help, allergy pills aren’t helping, medicated shampoos aren’t helping, “anti-itch” shampoos and creams aren’t working, She is getting ear infections like crazy probably because she gets a bath once a week to get the scratches cleaner. Tested negative for mange. She is in pain I can tell that and the baths are stressing her our as she is terrified of water. She is miserable and the vet can’t find any reason why she isn’t getting any better.

My question is this has anyone else experienced this with your dog? What was the cause? Did anything help? Looking for some recommendations to bring up to the vet so we can try something else. She is a boxer/american bulldog mix and feeling bad is making her very grumpy so I need to get her feeling better or she may bite and it won’t be her fault :-( so any advice would be great. Again she has seen a vet I am working with a vet on options but its always nice to look for info outside the box just in case we are missing something. If I can’t get her to stop the scratching she is going to keep scratching her skin open again and again which is going to keep leading to more and more skin infections and more and more misery. She is around 6 or 7 years old.

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Answer by hannah e
Boxers are notorious for having awful allergies. What is she eating? Avoid foods that have corn, wheat, soy, and chicken as those are the most common allergens. Try putting her on a limited ingredient diet with a unique protein source. Natural Balance is probably one of the easiest brands to find (link below). I’d start off with the venison formula. Feed it to her for several weeks. Don’t give her treats or any other food during that time period. Natural Balance does make special treats with the same formula as their foods if you really want to give her treats.

It could also be outdoor/environmental allergies, but I’d start with the food.

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HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY FACE?

Question by aNgElL: HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY FACE?
i really need to start taking care of my face as in keeping it clean and soft but how do i start. i need a great routine for morning cleanse,day,night, and tips ,also basic information about face, i want a natural glow and want it to be healthy looking but i need help>

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Answer by Belle
Okay what you can do is wash your face every morning and every night. i use a facewash called Cetaphyill (something like that). it takes care of oily skin and makes it soft.
Plus, if you’ve got mild acne you can go to the doctor to get a mild prescription like Clindoxyl. It’s not that expensive and works so much better than things like OXY and Clearisil and u only need to apply the spot treatment(s) at night. Also, in the morning use a toner (ProActive maybe?) before putting on makeup.
During the day, you could use oil blotting sheets which take away the oil, but won’t mess up your makeup.
And, if you are going to use foundation, use one that says it has a MATTE finish (like Loreal Dream Mousse Matte ) for this will stop your skin from looking shiny.

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Is spackling/drywall dust harmful to inhale?

Question by thatdudegaming: Is spackling/drywall dust harmful to inhale?
im doing some drywall work in this house and had to patch quite a few spots on the drywall before painting, and i have to sand the spackling down smooth which creates a fine dust that gets on me and in the air and carpet. is this dust harmful? ive done this for about 3 days and havnt wore a mask, not realising the hazzard if there is one, i just want to get the job done. Is there any health risk when breathing that dust in? Also, what about the polystyrene cieling dust? should i be worried?

thanks

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Answer by Nonnie22
There’s nothing inherently bad about the dust from dry wall. You might wear a mask if it’s bothering you. If you did this full time you probably would use a mask daily.

I wouldn’t worry about it if it’s just this one project.

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Does the dust of dust-mites stay in my lungs?

Question by Questioner: Does the dust of dust-mites stay in my lungs?
I’ve just treated my mattress with a good beating on the balcony, to un-dust it. Afterwards I felt like I had smoked a whole package of cigs.
Question: Are those dust particles so small that they will stay in my pulmonary alveoli and therefore are hazardous?
(I know about mattresses for allergics and don’t think I need one. Just curious.)
thanx everyone!
i knew about the poop and the lung working stuff up, was just not sure if the particles are too small for that, but i guess not.
i might also buy a spray when i find one.

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Answer by sunflare63
U can buy Fabree Allergen for your mattress, just spray it and it kills up to 75 percent.
U can clean your lungs with vitamin C, celery,carrots,apples.

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secrets to incredible skin?

Question by tyslovebunny: secrets to incredible skin?
More water? fruit? Does leaving your face alone and not popping pimples help? and not touching your face?

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Answer by miss attractive
Try some home remedies and more on skin on this site

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Is drywall/ceiling tile dust harmful to breath?

Question by Heather: Is drywall/ceiling tile dust harmful to breath?
We just moved into a place where the basement was just finished, there is a bunch of drywall/ceiling tile dust everywhere. It was cleaned up, but is not completely gone. My question is (I’m pretty sure it is) is it harmful to breath?? I have two 5 year olds and do not want them around this if it is. How harmful is it?? Should I ask my landlord/rental agency for some kinda refund since we were not aware that this would be an issue when we signed the lease?? Should we NOT be around it at all??? Thank you for taking the time to read this and answer I am extremely grateful…………….

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Answer by Lowell
yeah, but not poisonous. Just wear a mask.

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Frayed hair diy hair mask?

Question by nessalicios: Frayed hair diy hair mask?
any one know an easy diy hair mask recipe? my hair has been looking frayed lately.. i need help

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Answer by Michelle
Go to a salon and tell them you want to be dusted…
They’ll just take off the split ends not even enough for anyone to notice it but your hair will be smoother =-)

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Suprisingly nuclear power is the way to go?

Question by john: Suprisingly nuclear power is the way to go?
Apparently the only way to stop global warming is to completely switch from fossil fuels to nuclear power ,because nuclear power contributes to global warming no where near(and i mean a only a fraction) as much as burning fossil fuels. Although nuclear power shouldn’t be used forever, it should just be used as a ‘band aid’ to mask and stop the process of global warming until we figure out a new effective power source.?

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Answer by Geology Rock Star
No. Only a limited use of nuclear energy is necessary. Nuclear waste is just as polluting as greenhouse gases. What we should do is invest in renewable resources. The science is already here, but willingness is absent

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Girls, would you ever wear a surgical mask?

Question by F U GUYS FOR NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS: Girls, would you ever wear a surgical mask?
I know its very common in Asia, but would any girls wear a surgical face mask in case you had cracking lips, pimples or redness?

Or would you wear one in case you were sick or had allergies?

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Answer by nnuD haraS
um no way in hell

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What would you call the rich part of town and the poor part?

Question by Keara: What would you call the rich part of town and the poor part?
I’m writing a story and I needed some idea of what to call the richer part of the town. The town is pretty much in ruins from pollution but there’s still a richer of sorts part of it. Also I would need a name for the more run down district instead of calling them the “Rich” vs. “Poor”. Anything would help. Thanks :)
Something kind of like in “The Hunger Games” How she calls where Katniss lives the Seam. But something really creative for both the rich and the poor.

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Answer by muaythaiguy
Poor: ghetto. Rich: not sure

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