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My dogs right ear has irritation. trying to look in both

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my dogs right ear has irritation. trying to look in both ears, the right was making him quivering away with pain/fear. I managed to look and it seems to be waxy not like the other clear ear.
any help/tips?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am so sorry to hear your Cavalier is having issues with his ears!

I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change or they worsen then please consult your veterinarian to begin stronger treatment such as topical antibiotics/ steroids and possibly even oral ones as well...

- Diphenhydramine 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours if you have this available to help with the itch and discomfort of an infection/ inflammatory response. May sedate mildly
- 75/25 Water to white vinegar solution with cotton balls to wipe the ears out every 1-2 days (no q tips!) and remove any debris and infection
- Take a moist towel and put it in the freezer and apply to the ear or side of the face for relief of discomfort
- If you have any previously prescribed pain medication for him then that can also provide relief as well
- Please no over the counter ointments or salves which can put the tympanic membrane or inner ear at risk

I hope this makes sense and helps guide the treatment for your Alphie. If this is a moderate infection unfortunately it will require prescription topical medication to treat and hopefully allow this inflammation to resolve swiftly...

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier and hopefully Alphie is more comfortable with my suggestions

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

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