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Sorry to hear of this. Do you have a slightly closer up picture of this lesion?
Ouch, that's quite a nasty lesion. It looks better in the second picture though. This looks like a severe inflammatory lesion and secondary skin infection. I would want to treat this with quite a long course of antibiotics (6-8 weeks) and probably a course of steroids for that time as well. You are correct that there is likely to be an underlying allergic cause such as atopic dermatitis or flea allergy.
Thanks for the extra information, you may find that oral steroids will be more effective here as they can be tapered to the lowest effective dose
OK, so I would think that steroids may in fact be more effective for this type of inflammatory lesion.
Yes the hair loss on the tail is likely connected. It is hard to say about the tongue lump though without a biopsy.
If you're Vet is still struggling to get on top of things then referral to a specialist dermatologist can also be considered.
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I see. Well I would discuss your concerns with them and see if they will change the treatment plan.
I hope you can manage to get this sorted out for him.