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Razor Burn
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cbfitz posted:
I was grooming my dog yesterday and I think I gave him razor burn under his back legs. The area isn't red, but it seems to bother him when he walks. He will only take a few steps before stopping to lick or just lying down. Are there any topical creams that are safe for dogs (aloe, Benedryl, cortisone cream, etc.)?
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Bonnie Beaver, BS, DVM, MS responded:
Razor burn is a possibility and it certainly can be very irritating. Usually the area does get red and looks a little like road rash. Typically what happens with razor burn is that there is a mild skin infection set up and the skin is irritated as well as infected. If you think this is a problem, you can use an topical antibiotic ointment that also has a steroid in it. If things aren't better by Monday or get dramatically worse, I would recommend that you let your veterinarian take a look at it. It could even be a totally unrelated problem.

Hope things go well.


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