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Quelles différences entre une pyodermite superficielle et une pyodermite profonde ?

What differences between superficial pyodermitis and deep pyodermitis?

What differences between superficial pyodermitis and deep pyodermitis?

Your dog is constantly scratching to go crazy, you take him to the vet and there verdict: pyodermite.

But did your veterinarian explain the difference between superficial pyodermitis and deep pyodermitis?

We tell you everything.

Superficial pyodermitis vs deep pyodermitis: what differences?

The superficial pyodermitis and the deep pyodermite with staphylococcus are two types of bacterian skin infections that touch dogs. Here's how they differ:

Infection location  Heady epidermis and follicle Dermis, up to the basal blade
Origin Allergy, injury, parasites Allergy, parasites, hormonal disturbances, trauma
Symptoms Pimples, papules, pustules Lesions, boils, lymph nodes (rarer)
Treatments Antiseptic solutions, specific shampoos, antibiotics local General antibiotics



How to avoid the worst?

Superficial pyodermitis can evolve and transform into deep pyodermitis if it is not treated correctly or if the underlying cause is not controlled.

Here's how it can happen:

  1. Inadequate treatment: If superficial pyodermitis is not adequately treated with antibiotics or topical care, bacteria responsible for infection can spread more in depth in the layers of the skin.

  2. Untreated underlying cause: Superficial pyodermites are often a complication of an underlying dermatosis, such as an allergy or parasitosis. If the underlying cause is not identified and treated, bacterial infection can persist and propagate in depth.

  3. Bacterial resistance: If bacteria responsible for pyodermital develop resistance to the antibiotics used, they can become more difficult to eliminate. This can cause an increase in infection to deeper layers of the skin.

  4. Weakened immunity: If the dog's immune system is weakened, either by an underlying disease, or by immunosuppressive drugs, infection can spread more easily.

It is therefore essential to quickly and effectively take care of superficial pyodermitis to prevent it from becoming deep. This implies properly processing skin lesions, identifying and treating the underlying cause, and carefully monitoring the evolution of the infection.

If you suspect that your dog may have pyodermitis, it is recommended to consult a veterinarian quickly for a precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


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How to prevent deep pyodermitis?

The first thing to do, jointly with your veterinarian will be to determine the real cause (s) of the infection. 

There are many factors on which you can act in prevention.

  1. Hygiene and regular care : Make sure to maintain good hygiene for your dog by batulating it regularly with a suitable shampoo And keeping your skin clean. This can help eliminate bacteria and prevent irritation.

  2. Allergy control : If your dog has skin allergies, a desensitization process can be envisaged. Allergies can weaken the skin barrier, making the skin more prone to infections.

  3. Parasites protection : Protect your dog against parasites such as fleas, ticks and mites, as they can damage the skin and increase the risk of infections. 

  4. Balanced diet : A healthy and balanced diet contributes to the overall health of your dog, including that of his skin. Conversely, in the event of food allergy, a change of power can be re -elected. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations or consult a specialist to choose an appropriate diet according to your dog's specific needs.

  5. Avoid irritants : Avoid using inappropriate chemicals or skin care products that could irritate your dog's skin. Opt for soft and natural products.

  6. Stress management : Stress can weaken your dog's immune system, which can make his skin more vulnerable to infections. Make sure your dog is happy and well adjusted to his environment. If necessary, anti-stress food supplements Can be used to calm the most stressed dogs.

  7. Regular skin examination : Take the habit of regularly examining your dog's skin to detect any sign of irritation, rash or other anomalies. If you notice something unusual, consult your veterinarian quickly.

In general, a proactive approach can greatly help prevent skin infections, including deep pyodermites. If you have specific concerns about your dog's skin health, do not hesitate to consult your veterinarian for personalized advice.

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