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Looks like my dog has an infection on his, Not sure and no,

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Looks like my dog has an infection on his balls
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you spoken to a vet about the infection yet? How long has this been going on with the dog?
Customer: Not sure and no
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Jude 2
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Jude?
Customer: No
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Looks like this
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.Poor Jude does look sore.The skin is ulcerated and does look infected.Has he been licking and chewing?Does he typically suffer from skin infections?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Not that i know of he was kicking but I have stuck the cone on to prevent this happening further
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Licking not kickjng
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Good, that's important to protect the skin.Possible causes for this could include e.g. an insect bite, scratch that got infected or a foreign body such as a grass seed.At home, you've done the right thing to use the code and I'd also bathe the skin skin cotton wool and saline a few times a day.He does require a vet visit for some antibiotic and anti inflammatories. Most skin infections like this should heal within a few days once treatment has been started.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Many thanks we have done this and rang the vet for an appointment tomorrow
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Ok perfect.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.Wishing him a speedy recovery.