To prevent skin allergies from occurring, it is necessary to get rid of all the irritants from your home. This means regular housekeeping by dusting, mopping, throwing out the trash and washing pet’s bedding. Pet care must always be done each day and your pet’s nutrition must always be maintained to strengthen its immune system and make it’s coat shine. Applying professional pest control treatments in your home is also better than applying over the counter treatments as they often contain harsh chemicals that can cause skin irritation.
I also wanted to add that I had a prescription from my vet for a special dog shampoo and was advised to wash my dog twice a week. Another good product to use which is made by Melaleuca, is their dog shampoo with tea tree oil. Topical solutions really helped, too, like organic coconut oil. I think the skin issues may be a yeast problem...and only started to get to the heart of the issue after researching it on-line. I learned that a lot of the fillers in most dog food may feed the yeast/skin issue such as grains, potato, peas, sweet potato.
Steroids can be injected or taken orally so that they circulate and influence the entire body—systemic steroids—or they can be used topically. Topical steroids are safer than injected or oral steroids because so little is absorbed that the possibilities of side effects are minimal. Examples of prescription systemic steroids include Prednisone and Methylprednisolone . Examples of prescription topical steroids include eye drops such as Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension (for dogs), hair conditioner (ResiCort®), or Genesis Topical Spray (for dogs).