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Strange rashes at back of legs spreading to feet. What is it? Treatment?

my male sharpei who is about 14 years old has a very strange rash growing on his back legs. it not necessarily near the genitals. the rash is on both back legs and spreads down to his feet . it is black and scabby. feels like leather and has been spreading, slowly at first but now more rapid. it is not on his belly, but is now slowing appearing on his front legs as well. what is this and how can i treat it?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your sharpie would be having either allergic or irritant contac dermatitis.

Or it would be some chronic relapsing disease like lichen planus or psoriasis.

For actual diagnosis, he should consult to dermatologist.

After complete diagnosis, proper treatment may be given.

Local steroids with antibiotic cream may be encountered.

Oral steroids in tappering dose may be helpful.

Avoidance of contact with dust, soap, grass..etc may be helpful.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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