Any recommendations for soothing a hot spot without vet intervention?

Maddy

Re: Any recommendations for soothing a hot spot without vet intervention?

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I dilute a cap of bentadine in warm water and a chux wipe soaked in the liquid go over the hot spot twice a day it will dry it out.
Amy

Re: Any recommendations for soothing a hot spot without vet intervention?

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Hot spots rapidly become deep skin infections if not properly treated. Please seek veterinary care.
Anita

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Tea bag compresses. The tea is soothing and drying and both help promote healing. I would normally use that prior to getting them into the vet -- then I'd see the vet for a good cleanup, antibiotics and a steroid shot. But I always preferred the tea bags over anything the vet offered to soothe the itch. And my girl always seemed to like it too -- it's the only thing she didn't fight me over.
Colter

Re: Any recommendations for soothing a hot spot without vet intervention?

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DVM; I have never had any client be successful in helping a hot spot with anything over the counter, though I have had some clients make it worse.

Hot spots are not a normal occurrence. Something always causes them. I would recommend performing allergy testing to get to the root cause of the issue, instead of putting a bandaid of any medication on it, no matter if over the counter or prescribed.
Taylor

Re: Any recommendations for soothing a hot spot without vet intervention?

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Use a cone to keep them from chewing it. I also use Vetericyn spray from tractor supply. I’ve also seen people use antibiotic cream (Pain Relief Free!). Keep it clean and dry.
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