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My 8yr old female, Gracie has developed a skin condition that presents as flame red skin on neck and the front of her legs at the upper joint. She had a disc issue a few weeks ago and the vet prescribed Prednisone for that, which also helped the skin issue. I really do not like the side effects of the steroid and certainly do not want her on it for any length of time, but now that she is not taking it the redness has flair up and she is scratching her neck and licking her legs. I have spent close to $600 in the last month at the vet due to disk, ear infection, UTI, so I really cannot keep going back while he figures out what this might be (he does not seem too concerned about it). Based on pictures I've seen on the internet it looks like some sort of allergy.
Any suggestions on how I can try to determine what this is and also what I can do to relieve the itching?
Thanks, Esther
 

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Sorry to hear about Gracie's troubles. You might want to try a bath wit oatmeal puppy shampoo to start with. That will sooth the skin and itching. Many dogs do well with Benadryl, it helps keep the itching away so the skin can heal. http://www.1800petmeds.com/Diphenhydramine+(Generic+Benadryl)-prod10834.html

Beagles can be allergic to grass and pollen, it is quite common. One of my beags used to get terrible allergies and the Benadryl would help.
 

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Thank you so much for your reply. I will try the oatmeal shampoo. I have been putting aloe gel on the areas and that seems to help a bit. Will try the Benadryl as well.
 

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Hope your Gracie would get better soon, here we add a teaspoon of coconut oil on dogs meals and it greatly help moisten the dry and flaky skin as well as some tummy problem.
 
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