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Have you noticed Ted licking or chewing at this area?
Has he ever had any skin issues in the past?
Could you please send a clear photo of the lesion?
Thank you for this information and photos, I am just typing my reply
The skin itself looks broadly unremarkable, apart from the fact that there is fur loss.
There is no obvious evidence of e.g. an active infection or a foreign body reaction.
We would consider:
I would suggest bathing the lesion with dilute Chlorhexidine (Hibiscrub) which can be purchased without prescription from any chemist. Dilute 1:10 with water and ally with cotton wool Leave on for 5 mins and then rinse. Do this twice daily for 5 days. It can help remove yeast and bacteria.
It is also vital that Ted cannot lick or chew the area at all, so use a buster collar to protect the skin. Many dogs choose to lick when we are out of the room e.g. overnight, so this step is important.
The fur should grow back slowly over several weeks and keep an eye on the skin. If it becomes red or abnormal, if Ted seems very irritated by it or if the fur is not growing back, a vet visit would be needed .The vet may perform some tests such as a skin scrape, swab or fur pluck to determine what is going on.
I hope this helps and please let me know if there is anything else,
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