Infected Elbow Calluses - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 22,350
Default Infected Elbow Calluses

Does anyone else have this issue? And does it happen at certain times of the year? Jax had an infected one last year and both this year. They both have black head gunk and are swollen/red.

I'm thinking a green tea compress should bring everything to the surface but how to clean so it doesn't happen again?
__________________

It's MICHELLE, scarfish! My name is MICHELLE! Jax is my DOG!

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 22,350
Default

well geez....and here's the thread from the first time found in a google search! LOL

Sebaceous cysts on elbow callous

Is there something about winter that makes her callouses fill up with crud?
__________________

It's MICHELLE, scarfish! My name is MICHELLE! Jax is my DOG!

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2012, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
The Agility Rocks! Moderator
 
MaggieRoseLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Bushkill, PA (The Poconos!)
Posts: 26,580
Default

My yellow lab used to have the elbow callouses/blackheads. Frankly, though it's gross, I used to periodically do a blackhead squeeze routine to clean them all out before they got so full and backed up to cause issues.

Not saying it wasn't gross but I never had to do anything else and this kept them from ever bothering her.

http://weezyschannel.hubpages.com/hu...s-How-To-Treat
__________________
*****
MACH3 Bretta Lee Wildhaus MXG MJG MXF MFB TQX HIT CGC TC
Glory B Wildhaus AX, AXJ, XF
plus Miss Osin Blue Wildhaus

"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have. ~ "--- Michael Bernhard, gratitude

Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-28-2012 at 01:28 PM.
MaggieRoseLee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 22,350
Default

That's all I did. I've checked them periodically after the first time and there was never anything there. They still look puffy and red so I don't think everything came out. Will have to do a warm compress on them tonight.

and Yes....it is just disgusting. LOL
__________________

It's MICHELLE, scarfish! My name is MICHELLE! Jax is my DOG!

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 22,350
Default

Winter and Jax's elbows were inflamed and infected again. Was on an antibiotic and gentacin spray to get them back under control. After 7 days of watching her dig them bloody and no improvement with the abx and steriod spray, I bought Silver Shield Gel.

First day with SS gel application - no itching
Third day - red was drastically receded
Fifth day - red was gone

her callouses look better now than they have in 2 years. The hair is growing back and the callouses are minimal. When I see her itching, I apply more and put a soft cone on her until it dries.

Big...BIG...shout out for Silver Shield Gel.
__________________

It's MICHELLE, scarfish! My name is MICHELLE! Jax is my DOG!

~The strength of one's opinion should not exceed their knowledge on the matter~
Jax08 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum