Crusty stuff on ear tips!! help!!

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NuNu - {Nubert- Nubinsky}

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Barked: Sat Dec 1, '07 10:23pm PST 
nunu had something similar.... very dry crust at the very tips of bith ears.... did skin scrapings and it was not mites or the yeast infection the dog said it was ear margin dermatitis

but i found something that might help...

"Question: DR. Mikey-

Is the psoriasis-like slight, crusting around my
Sam's ear edges, something to be concerned about? Progressive? Treatment
suggested? Let it go? I know that the skin calcification thing,
flakiness, etc. is common with Cushing's. Don't want those cute little
ears to fall off, ya' know?

Answer: H-

The most common causes of skin flakiness around the ear margins are
sarcoptic mange mites, seborrheic ear margin dermatitis (a condition that
occurs for no known reason, most commonly in dachshunds), vascular
disorders (cold hemaglutination, immune mediated disorders, insect bite
hypersensitivity) and hormonal disorders (hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus
and hyperadrenocorticism). Normally ear margin dermatitis is not a major
problem for the ears themselves but the association with so many systemic
problems makes it worth checking for underlying causes. As you and your vet
work through the possible causes of the overall condition it is likely that
you will discover the cause of the ear margin dermatitis.

Mike Richards, DVM

good luck!! i would get a skin scraping done!!

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Barked: Tue Nov 5, '13 8:17am PST 
Scurf. Look it up. Really common. Doesn't need meds, just daily cleansing. Maybe ointment.

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Barked: Wed Dec 4, '13 11:58am PST 
Thanx so much for the borax/hydrogen peroxide mix. Due to the lack of itching, I doubt my chihuahua's ear tips had SM, but they were crusty. I had tried an ointment for dogs, but it hadn't helped. Using the borax mix, waiting for it to dry, then applying the ointment a day later, the sores are nearly gone. Her L ear is clear and the R ear has a small sore remaining, which I will continue to treat. This was painless,( my dog showed no pain when I applied it,) and very inexpensive. I am in your debt. Thank you, blue dog

Flicka ~ CGC

NO-ONE is going- to sneak up on- my Mummy
Barked: Thu Dec 5, '13 10:41am PST 
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