Persistent Red Rash on Inside of Dog's Legs - Superficial Skin Fold Dermatitis
Border Terrier Rash
My three year old (approx.) Border Terrier has a persistent red rash on the inside of both legs. The rash is about five inches long on the inside of both legs (where the legs meet the body).
He does not naturally have hair in this area so it is easy to see. It has been present for about a month and a half.
It tends to vary in degree of redness--sometimes it appears to be light pink, and other times it is a darker or bright pink (usually appearing worst at night when he licks at it the most). I have noticed little raised spots (goosebumps size) in the rash after he has licked it (the rash as a whole is not raised like a human hive).
Also, the rash itself may appear blotchy. A while back, I took him to the vet regarding his skin--he had small red patches on some areas of his body. The vet informed me that it was skin irritation and it was typical of his breed--he tends to scratch a bit or be itchy.
My vet prescribed Benadryl for his other skin irritations, so I have given this medication in hopes that this inner leg rash would get better, but it does not seem to help. He does not spend much time outdoors (just for walks and to go to the bathroom). He doesn't scratch at the rash...he can't reach. He only licks at it--but he doesn't lick at it constantly, just on occasion. He also tends to get ear infections. His behavior has been normal.
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