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I removed some tear stain crust and there’s a little lump,

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I removed some tear stain crust and there’s a little white lump
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: bichon dog
JA: Where on the Bichon's body is the lump? When did you first notice it?
Customer: it was a crusty tear stain. I removed it and the lump was under it
JA: And what's the Bichon's name and age?
Customer: teddy age 4
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no. No other issues
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet with 10 years of clinical experience working out of West London. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for Teddy.

Are his eyes bothering him right now?

Is he prone to crusting?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No it’s not bothering him. He gets slight crusting. I use a tiny bit of baby shampoo and warm water to remove it and have never had this before
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Thank you, ***** *****

Could you please send a clear photo of the lump?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is there charges for this
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.


Customer: replied 17 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** just downloading this now?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Bless him, yes, I can see the issue.

Before typing my reply is there anything else I should know?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No. Never had any health concerns
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

I'm sorry Teddy has this issue and understand your concern for him.

We can see the area is red and swollen and I can see quite a lot of discharhe.

There are several considerations here including:

  • A small abscess
  • An insect bite
  • A foreign body under the skin
  • A wart
  • A meibomian gland cyst
  • Etc.

Given the appearance, I suspect he needs some antibiotics and anti inflammatories.

A vet check is also important so we can check his tear production and ensure his tear duct is open.

At home, continue to bathe the eye as needed.

If he starts to rub the eye, you can protect the skin by using a buster collar.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Should I book an appointment with a local vet or try keeping it clear first. Do I need a vet to prescribe the antibiotics
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
I would advise a vet visit given the appearance and, yes, you would need to see a vet in person for antibiotics to be issued.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you. I will book that straight away
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

Ok, sure thing.

Do you have any further questions today?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 16 days ago.

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