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Skin Fold Pyoderma




Condition Overview

When skin surfaces rub together, the skin becomes wet and inflamed. This creates an ideal condition for bacterial growth. An infection of the skin folds can take a variety of forms. It occurs as lip fold pyoderma in spaniels, setters, St.


The signs of skin fold pyoderma anywhere on the body are the same: irritation and inflammation of the skin. The moist skin also gives off a foul odor.


Skin surfaces rub together causing chafing that leads to a bacterial infection.


Diagnosis is made by physical examination.


The most effective treatment is to eliminate the skin fold by corrective surgery. When this is not feasible, the condition can be controlled by cleansing the infected skin fold with a benzoyl peroxide shampoo such as Sulf OxyDex, OxyDex, or Pyoben. Dry the skin and then apply OxyDex or Pyoben gel twice daily for 10 - 14 days. An antibiotic-steroid cream (such as Panolog) can be used twice a day for 2 - 3 days to control inflammation and itching. There are also medical wipes available for cleaning the skin folds.


After successfully treating the infection, use benzoyl peroxide gel as needed to prevent recurrence. Medicated powders applied to cleaned and dried areas will also assist in controlling this condition.


Please contact your veterinarian if you think your pet may have this condition.

Show Sources & Contributors +


Dog Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Authors: Debra M. Eldredge, Liisa D. Carlson, Delbert G. Carlson, James M. Giffen MD

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