Westies are susceptible to the same environmental affectors as we are. Therefore, keep in mind that certain weeds in the yard can affect your Westie as well as indoor things like mold and mildew. Do not wash your Westie too often as this can cause skin irritation. In extreme cases of discomfort, consult with your vet immediately. A good vet can prescribe a simple skin cream to help your Westie, or even an oral medication. Your Westie will reward you with years of love and appreciation.
Topically applied camomile lotion will soothe the itching and that should stop the main temptation for picking at bites, sores, ulcers and scabs. You can also buy proprietary anti-itching/irritation creams and ointments to do the same job.
Tea tree oil, as an oil or in soap, can fight infection to the same effect, as can witch hazel. Aloe Vera, as a topical gel or in soap, soothes and promotes healing, again helping to stop the need to pick at the source of the irritation.
If all that fails, you can apply something unpleasant to taste around (but not on top of) the wound. English mustard around the point will get on to the fingers and then almost invariably into the mouth - ouch! Aversion therapy.
If you are prone to insect bites, there are studies that suggest it is due to your pheromones - hidden smells your body naturally puts out. These can be short-circuited with various natural essences and oils or with artificial bug-repellent creams and sprays. Citronella, which has a lemony smell, can be bought as an oil and dabbed near to where you are most prone to bites, repelling many insects.
Think about a leach as a mosquito. As you know, both leaches and mosquitoes suck blood but what you probably didn't know was that a mosquito injects a disease into your leg when it bites. Now, usually right when you feel it bite you shoo it away. If you would leave it alone it would then suck out the disease that makes you itch. Leaches are the exact same way however their process is much much, much slower!
Shih Tzus have extremely sensitive skin. Try soaking your Shih Tzu's feet in epson salt and water. It should relieve the itchy skin. Also, there are certain shampoos that help with sensitive skin.
Because if you are talking about a mosquito when it bites you, it puts its saliva in your blood stream to help the blood to keep flowing while it sucks its "Meal"....The saliva from the mosquito will itch where it bit for a while until the bite is healed.
Concerning other bugs, the infection from the bite will itch until properly treated and also it will itch during the process of healing.
I hope this helped! :)
Yes and no, the female mites may be visible as tiny white dots. The male body lice however are about half the size, and cannot be seen.
Salmon oil and Evening Primrose oil are two oils that a cat can benefit greatly from. You can also add a weekly treat of oily fish such as sardines or mackerel (best in spring water), or even scraps of plain fatty meat (such as skin from a chicken) either raw or cooked, depending on what your cat prefers.
Salmon oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It is the omega 3 fatty acids that are so valuable in salmon oil. Salmon oil helps improve coat and skin quality and lubricate joints, which an elderly cat may benefit greatly from. It is advisable to use this instead of Cod Liver oil, as this contains a high level of Vitamin A which a cat can overdose on if fed too much.
Evening Primrose oil also contains vitamins and fatty acids that promote healthy supple skin and soft, glossy fur much like Salmon oil.
Both these oils can be found in most health shops and can be added to the cat's meal a couple of times a week. Only a few drops are needed each time.
Because of the venom that has been injected in your skin.
We had a dog that had that problem. Her skin was dry the vet said, and so he recommended some medicine that helped. Plus we also added extra oil into her diet such as vegetable oil on her food and extra fat. Vitamin E oik in very good for that poblem Just put some on the food or give them a vitamin e everyday. Dogs love vitamin E. =Answer= Please don't start treating your dog on your own until you take the dog to a vet. The dog may have fleas or what they call "hot spots" (the dog feels hot in one area and very itchy." The other poster is correct in saying that there are medications for that. I am dealing with my own part Bichon Frise x Terrier and have had her to the vet for medications and she's doing fine.
When the mosquito drinks blood, she injects an anticoagulant to keep the blood from clotting. The anticoagulant, like all foreign proteins, activates the immune system. This causes a local allergic reaction around the bite.
Only female mosquitoes drink the blood of humans and other animals to develop her eggs properly before they are laid. Male mosquitoes feed on fruits and plant juices.
The answer is, since these bites can bring malaria and other diseases, we have evolved to react to the bite by itching.
It has something to do with the Enzymes in the Mosquito's salivary glands which are secreted from the Proboscis ( What punctures the skin) of the Mosquito which is deposited under the skin after they puncture it, this then causes an irritation which results in the itching sensation.
Use Calomine lotion (i'm not sure that's how you spell it) also if you rub it instead of itching it you won't damage it as much so it will heal faster
Also Try Hand Sanitizer... But don't put it on if has broken the skin or bleeding... It can really sting you can even put windex but not if its broken skin or bleeding -With your fingernail mark an X over it.
Apply nail polish to the bite and leave until the itch fades, it is believed this method works by keeping air from the bite.
Cats have very sensitive systems and should not be given any medications intended for people or even dogs without veterinary approval.
Cats synthesize their own Vitamin C from glucose in their small intestine. Their immune systems are also not as dependent on it as a humans. Cats actually depend more on Vitamin A for immune system reasons. High doses of Vitamin C in a cats system can actually cause kidney problems and stones in the urinary tract.
This could be any number of things, from simple obesity to intestinal worms to liver failure to gastric bloat. However, it will take a veterinarian performing an examination to determine what the actual cause is.
If your dog's belly has suddenly become swollen, you need to head to the veterinarian immediately - I would suspect gastric bloat or intestinal obstruction, both of which are surgical emergencies that can be fatal within 24 hours.
To help me stop the itching i apply toothpaste to the area which it itches and i leave it on for a couple of hours. I spread it lightly around the bite. Once it reaches the morning and the bite is gone i usually take it off.
You can also relieve itchy mosquito bites by rubbing it with a piece of citrus fruit, an onion, soap, tiger balm, salt or even soap.
If your dog has not been in an accident that would cause it to be sore all over its body, arthritis is a likely culprit. If your dog is not of an age to have arthritis, consult with your veterinarian for other possible causes.
Take it to the vet or or give it constant baths and find a flee collar for it in the pet store. Or you can try setting up a container with chinchilla dust in it in case they feel like taking a 'bath' in it. If that doesn't do anything, then take it to an exotic vet. It could have some kind of bug infestation or other disease.
get some beer and mix it with corn starch. then apply to the itching spot.
Hope this helps. :)
I've been told that I'm allergic to vinegar. Any thing I eat that contains vinegar (including ketchup and mustard) cause my face and head to sweat for several minutes after I've finished eating. If i use a vinaigrette dressings on a salad I'm dripping sweat from my earloabs and down the back of my neck. No one I've spoken to has ever heard of this.
USING METHO TO REMOVE MITES/LICE
CAUTION: KEEP WELL AWAY FROM ANY FLAME CIGARETTES ETC.
1 litre of methylated spirits mixed with 5 litre of cold water and thoroughly washed over whole of the body untill the solution is finished should do the trick. mites/live cant survive long in extreme cold. completely wet head and pubic hair with the solution and cover head with damp towel [pubics with a flannel]for at least 1/2 hour.
after 1 hour shower as normal. if needed try again 2 hours later.
You are probably allergic to something in the pool water. It might have had too much chlorine, or algae, or some other chemical that irritated your skin. Take some diphenhydramine ("Benadryl") and call your doctor if it gets worse or doesn't go away in a couple of days.
Shower immediately after exiting from the pool; the best soap to use is probably Lever 2000.
yes you can if you have had it before there is more of a chance you would have it on your face
Scabies is caused by mites which create tunnels under your skin which are easily noticeable after they lay their eggs, the process of them hatching is what causes the itching, fleas don't burrow and only bite to cause a more or less harmless infection which itches if given attention.
The ingredient "Permethrin" has been shown to be effective in killing bed bugs, yes. I haven't personally experimented yet but I am tonight. Will post results!
Just leave it probally just has a itch like us.