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Mites Or Fungal Infection?

MollyB

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Hi all!

I've taken Teddy to the vets almost 2 weeks ago as he had fur loss, flaky skin, and was scratching a lot. The vet said it was mites and gave him Xeno 50-mini, which we need to us every 2 weeks 2 more times.
However, I've been looking online as he's still been scratching, maybe a little less but still, and some of the fungal images look how his bald patch looks, except that he doesn't have any sore spots or cuts, just flaky skin and white wibbly lines in certain areas (which is what made me think fungus).

Any advice would be hugely appreciated as I don't want it to turn out that the vet is wrong and he's gotta live for 6 more weeks with this, but I also don't want to mess up the vet's treatment if they were right...

Thank you all!
 

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Hi all!

I've taken Teddy to the vets almost 2 weeks ago as he had fur loss, flaky skin, and was scratching a lot. The vet said it was mites and gave him Xeno 50-mini, which we need to us every 2 weeks 2 more times.
However, I've been looking online as he's still been scratching, maybe a little less but still, and some of the fungal images look how his bald patch looks, except that he doesn't have any sore spots or cuts, just flaky skin and white wibbly lines in certain areas (which is what made me think fungus).

Any advice would be hugely appreciated as I don't want it to turn out that the vet is wrong and he's gotta live for 6 more weeks with this, but I also don't want to mess up the vet's treatment if they were right...

Thank you all!
Can you please post pictures. Sorry we can't give any advice just from your description.

Please be aware that mange mites get worse again before the second round. The itching should be gone about 2 days after the second round. The third round is there to catch any stragglers. I would recommend to wait until after the second round to see whether things calm down. If not, then please see your vet over a potential fungal infection.
 

MollyB

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Can you please post pictures. Sorry we can't give any advice just from your description.

Please be aware that mange mites get worse again before the second round. The itching should be gone about 2 days after the second round. The third round is there to catch any stragglers. I would recommend to wait until after the second round to see whether things calm down. If not, then please see your vet over a potential fungal infection.
Hey @Wiebke! Thank you gor getting back to me, it's a bit dark now but I'll try and get some pictures over the weekend.

I think you're right though, I'll wait til after the second batch before doing anything.
 

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Stick with the Xeno for now.
We went through a similar thing with Eddi, and in the end it turned out he had mange mites AND fungal (poor boy).
We did the full recommended treatment for mange mites, and when he still wasn't better we started treating for fungal.
It was a long few weeks, but we got there in the end and Eddi was very happy to be less itchy.
 

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Stick with the Xeno for now.
We went through a similar thing with Eddi, and in the end it turned out he had mange mites AND fungal (poor boy).
We did the full recommended treatment for mange mites, and when he still wasn't better we started treating for fungal.
It was a long few weeks, but we got there in the end and Eddi was very happy to be less itchy.
Oh thank you @Swissgreys! That's really reassuring :)
 
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