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Tinea Corporis In Dogs:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Tinea Corporis is also known as ringworm, ringworm is a round red imprint, is infected by fungi skin disease, these fungi will attack the hair follicles and make the fur broken, death and exfoliation, so that the skin appears like the imprint of cigarette butts, such as ultraviolet light irradiation, there will be a ring, most of the dog with dog infection, also can infect people, dogs if there will be good itching, will spread.

Causes of Tinea Corporis In Dogs

Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton gypsum and epidermophyton flocculus are the main pathogens of pectinea pectinea. Among them, Trichophyton rubrum is about 5-80%. Others have Microsporum gypsum, Microsporum woolens, Trichophyton verruciformis, Trichophyton purple, Trichophyton trichiura, Trichophyton rustum, Microsporum rustum and so on.

Tinea Corporis In Dogs Symptoms

About 70% of the cases of tinea corporis are caused by Microsporum Canis and 20% by Microsporum gypsum. Large lesions often show ring-shaped scaly patches with residual destroyed hair roots within the lesion or complete depilation within the ring-shaped patches. The course of the disease was the most active, with blisters or small pustules. In severe infections, hair loss, erythema, or crust formation may occur over large areas of the body.

Diagnostic criteria for Tinea Corporis In Dogs

1. It occurs in young adults and summer;

2, prone to wet parts;

3. Typical skin lesions;

4, direct microscopic examination of the scales showed hyphae and positive fungal culture.

Tinea Corporis In Dogs Treatment

Usual care

The treatment of pectinea pectinea should be based on local treatment. If the rash is extensive and severe, systemic treatment can be considered. Common is topical application 2-3 times a day for thorough treatment. Treatment: There are a variety of treatments, including medication, application of ointment to the affected area, or rinsing the animal with liquid medicine. Generally speaking, about two months to heal. It is used in patients with widespread and severe pectinea pectinum. Flavus griseus 0.2g, 1-2 times a day, the course of treatment was 3-4 weeks; Or ketoconazole 200mg once or twice a day; Or Itraconazole 100mg daily for 15 days.

Medicated bath treatment

Medicated bath therapy is one of the methods for the treatment of internal and external diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Medicated bath therapy can directly act on the skin, hole, shu points, etc., which can quickly reach the diseased site and achieve good curative effect. At the same time, because of medicated bath therapy, drugs can be avoided from directly entering the human body circulation, so as to reduce the toxic and side effects on the liver, kidney and other organs. Tinea pecuniary & medicated bath principle is to borrow water temperature, water mechanical stimulation and the action of medicine, to play a therapeutic effect on the body. When the hot liquid is used in the skin or the affected area for fumigation and washing, due to the warm stimulation, the blood vessels are dilated everywhere in the skin, which can promote the blood and lymph circulation of the local and the whole body, make the metabolism vigorous, improve the local tissue nutrition and the systemic function, and can clear the meridians and promote the regulation and activity function of the meridians. The liquid medicine can also stimulate the nerve terminal receptors of the skin, form a new reflex through the nervous system, thereby destroying the original pathological reflex connection, and achieve the purpose of curing the disease.

Local treatment

1, compound salicylic acid tincture (salicylic acid 3-6g, benzoic acid 6-12g, ethanol to 100ml), topical use. 2, compound soil Geunpi tincture (10% soil Geunpi tincture 40ml, salicylic acid 6g, benzyl alcohol 12g, ethanol to 100ml), local coating. 3, 20% sheep foot root vinegar immersion, local external use. 4, Compound resorcinol ointment (saturated alkaline compound red wine semen 10ml, 15% carbonated water solution 100ml, boric acid 1g, acetone 5ml, resorcinol 10g), topical, often used in soft skin parts. 5, 1% econazole cream, quick effect, high cure rate, moderate price. 6, 1% compound ketoconazole cream, topical. 7, 1% pyrithione tincture or cream topical application, the cure rate of 87.4%-97.7%. 8, 1%Terbinafine cream for topical use. 9. Topical application of 1% Bifonazole cream. It was reported that 32 cases of tinea corporis and cruris were treated for 2 weeks. Direct microscopic examination of fungi was negative in all cases.

General treatment

1. Pay attention to cleanliness; 2. Topical antifungal agents; 3, if necessary, oral systemic antifungal drugs.