Lab's yeast infection of skin
My Lab currently has a very bad yeast infection under her arms in her groin area. I've been through the cycle of prescribed medications only to have the condition recur. Most recently, I agreed to try a prescription diet, and her skin condition worsened as well as extreme weight loss, eight lbs. in a few weeks. I am now making her food at home and supplementing with flax seed oil, probiotic, and yogurt. She is slowing improving an increasing her weight back to her normal 62 lbs.
The infected areas continue to be bright red and wet with some normal skin color returning to the outer edges. It started out thick and sticky, and now is just a general wetness without the sticky consistency, which may be a sign of improvment. She is only infrequently licking, so the wetness seems to be a product of the yeast condition. Does anyone have a suggestion how to dry up her skin? A homemade skin paste? Dabbing with a cloth does not help. Her body has taken quite a beating in the last two months, so it may just be a matter of time.
Thanks for any ideas.