Information About Lipfold Pyoderma
A common affliction of dogs, Infectious Dermatitis often is so irritating that dogs will lick continuously at the lesion and undo Lipfold Pyoderma... smelly, and irritating, can be present for years! Click to enlarge. any healing that has taken place. A moist, sticky, inflamed skin lesion along with hair loss is characteristic of bacterial dermatitis. These can spread rapidly and even be transposed to other areas of the skin through biting, licking, and scratching of previously uninfected areas. Lipfold Pyoderma, as seen in the photo on the left, is a classic example of chronic infection affecting the skin.
The treatment for Infectious Dermatitis often includes clipping the hair from the area to allow the air to assist drying. The application of gentle topical medication is helpful as is the administration of oral antibiotics to fight the organisms that are deeply invading the skin. Yes, cortisone may assist in alleviating the stinging or itchy sensation, but may also suppress normal healing processes. Whenever an infection is present, the decision to use cortisone needs to be very carefully evaluated. A better choice may be antihistamines orally.