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Our 8 month old female EB seems to be quite irritated under her tail. Our Doc advised us at our last visit that it is common to have to remove EB's tails since it is very difficult to clean the area out and they tend to become infected and inflamed. Since she show'd no signs at the time of having an issue, he cleaned it well and we have just been cleaning it out when she gets a bath or gets her wrinkles and eyes cleaned each week. Within the past three weeks though, she has been sitting and spinning on the carpet...like it is itching her back there. I have been cleaning it out with mild soap and water (rinsing all the soap out) and then drying it well....but it is just as dirty the next day. There seemed to be some dry blood, lots of caked up hair and some redness around the tail, so we have been cleaning it out and using a moistened Q-Tip (gently) to get in the small area and then applying a thin film of Neosporin. Has anyone had similar issues or had to have the tail removed?
 

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Try diaper rash ointment after a good cleaning. It is very important to keep the moisture out. Don't use baby powder to try to clear it up, it may just lead to a yeast infection. Did her itching start after the vet cleaned it? Perhaps the skin was broken when he cleaned it, and allowed an infection to start.

To clean it, try using your finger (latex glove if you want) because you can feel how much pressure you are using to clean, with no abrasion. Using a Q-Tip may re-break open the skin. If there is an infection try using an antiseptic wash, like Betadine or HibiCleanse. Betadine is iodine based, HibiCleanse is not.

Cleaning tail pockets, especially deep ones, is a daily job. If your girl doesn't have deep facial wrinkles, you can get away with weekly face washes, but a deep tail pocket needs to be tended to daily. .

As far as getting her tail removed, try to get the infection cleared up. The tail is an extension of the spinal cord, and amputating a tail that close to the body is very tricky.

Good luck and let us know how your girl is doing.
 

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CowBella said:
Try diaper rash ointment after a good cleaning. It is very important to keep the moisture out. Don't use baby powder to try to clear it up, it may just lead to a yeast infection. Did her itching start after the vet cleaned it? Perhaps the skin was broken when he cleaned it, and allowed an infection to start.

To clean it, try using your finger (latex glove if you want) because you can feel how much pressure you are using to clean, with no abrasion. Using a Q-Tip may re-break open the skin. If there is an infection try using an antiseptic wash, like Betadine or HibiCleanse. Betadine is iodine based, HibiCleanse is not.

Cleaning tail pockets, especially deep ones, is a daily job. If your girl doesn't have deep facial wrinkles, you can get away with weekly face washes, but a deep tail pocket needs to be tended to daily. .

As far as getting her tail removed, try to get the infection cleared up. The tail is an extension of the spinal cord, and amputating a tail that close to the body is very tricky.

Good luck and let us know how your girl is doing.
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