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Dana Christensen
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Username: Damfarm

Post Number: 9
Registered: 1-2000
Posted on Monday, Oct 27, 2003 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My aged Appy gets very bad skin reactions to tick bites. I have found the tick imbedded and removed them if I could (sometimes cannot remove the head). The area oozes a yellow sticky substance and gets very irritated and bleeds for several days to a week after the bite occurs. I keep clean with betadine solution and apply a topical antiseptic. Is there anything else I can do? Area is also very itchy.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I would get a combination steroid / antibitotic creme like Panalog to treat these after cleaning them as you describe: I think you will find much less irritation and itchyness.
DrO
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JANETTE MCDOWELL
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Username: Westks

Post Number: 109
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Just a note panalog is the best thing for human fever blisters heals them almost overnite.
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Katrina Turner
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Post Number: 113
Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Where and how can you get Panalog creme? I looked on the internet no luck.
Thanks Katrina
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 - 5:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It is not an over the counter product so contact your veterinarian.
DrO
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Melissa Webster
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Username: Mwebster

Post Number: 392
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Good to know about Panalog for tick bite reactions.

Just one more thought: our horses also ooze serum in reaction to tick bites, and that makes ticks very easy to find on the horse even before the tick has swelled. The sooner you find the tick and remove it, the less reaction and the easier to remove the head of the tick. Best is to do a tick check at least once a day during tick season, feel all over with your fingertips. I've also seen a little tool for tick removal, looks like a 1/4 teaspoon measure with a notch out of it, that apparently works well, though I still just gently pull them off with my fingers.

We keep a little bottle with some alcohol in it, labeled "Tick Bath House" (!), and dump removed ticks into it, kills them instantly.

Melissa
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