Infected Skin around My Dog's Eye
(Camarillo, CA USA)
My Lab dog Junior developed an infection around his right eye (pictures attached). No hair is growing around the eye. It is like an open sore which will never heal. He's had it over 8 months.
Have taken him to many vets. Basic theme was he probably has an allergy caused by fleas, but he's not had fleas for most of the time and he's on flea medication (Trifexis). They gave me medication ointments which did not work (Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates and Dexamethasone Ophtalmic, Neomycin and Polymyxin B Sulfates Bacitracin Zinc, and Hydrocortizone, and Vetropolycin). I have put OTC ointments on his eye for months. Nothing has worked.
The lesion (or whatever you call it) always develops a black scab for about 3 days and it will either fall of or come off when I wipe it off. It always comes back no matter what I do or the vets do. His eye doesn't seem to be infected but it causes him to blink a lot as the scab grows.
The infected area reacts to Hydrogen Peroxide but Alcohol does does not make the dog react.
The only ointment which "seemed" to have some early affect was the medicine with zinc but it didn't fix it.
None of the vets I have gone to seemed to know what it was. Only one vet said he's seen it before but he was very arrogant and I didn't trust him especially when he said it would take a large amounts of visits to fix it up. He also said it could be allergy related.
I am hoping you can point me to an OTC medicine or a prescription medicine or a treatment. Thanks --Bob
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