Chin acne in cats.
Age: 1-2 years
He's been on a cleansing agent and anti-biotic/steroid for 5 of 7 days for his acne on his chin and it still doesn't look like it's healing. What would a vet try next?
Dr. Marie replied:
Chin acne can be difficult to deal with sometimes.
There are many different ways that we can deal with it. For some cats, oral antibiotics and a cleansing soap such as a mild chlorhexadine soap will work well.
The next thing I usually try is a medicated cream called Bactroban.
Another thing that sometimes works is using Oxypads which is a product that teenagers use for acne. The principle is the same. I have my clients clean the area with the pads 2-3 times per day.
Sometimes, what we think is chin acne is actually something else such as an eosinophilic ulcer. If this is the case then Bernie may need a steroid injection.
Or, if the chin is really bothered he may need a long course of oral antibiotics.
I hope this helps and I hope Bernie is feeling better soon!
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