Cortisone Creams For Dogs

Cortisone cream is normally used in reducing the Siberian husky’s itchiness, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions. If you the owner of a healthy,  active  & energetic Siberian husky, then you must be known to cortisone cream and its proper usage. Scratches and itchiness, allergies and hot spot reduce the activity and energy of a husky. Excessive licking, chewing, and scratching can make your husky’s life miserable for month after month and sometimes year after year. Hot Spot that is also known as Summer Sores or Moist Eczema can seemingly appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog’s body; the surrounding area can rapidly deteriorate too. This moist, raw skin disorder has a variety of causes, but the most consistent factor is bacteria. In order to save your husky’s from these disorders, cortisone cream is the best effective ointment that can recover these problems and make your husky energetic & active as before.

Cortisone cream is a topical corticosteroid and it works by depressing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause allergies, itching and hot spots.  It is a water-soluble, synthetic steroid sold under various names as a cream to relieve itching and minor skin irritation. The veterinarians always suggest to use cortisone on the affected region as a primary ingredient to reduce instant itching and scratching. There are many brands and forms of cortisone you will find in the market but never make the mistake of using any brand of this cream without consulting your vet. You must use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

If you find hot spots on the body of your husky or itching with extreme frequency, then immediately consult with your vet, get the prescribed cortisone brand and use on the affected regions. Here are some procedures on how you should use the prescribed cortisone on the affected area :

  1. Firstly, trim the area around the hot spot with animal clippers. If the area is too big, shave it. Exposing it to air will dry out the moisture and help speed healing.
  2. Clean the area with a mild water-based astringent or antiseptic spray, or specialized shampoo, and pat dry.
  3. Apply cortisone spray or cortisone cream (as the vet prescribed) to stop the itching and help promote healing.
  4. Prevent your dog from biting, licking or scratching the hot spot affected area. Placing an Elizabethan collar (plastic cone) around your dog’s neck.
  5. Keep an eye on the area to make sure it continues to heal and doesn’t worsen or spread. Hot spots often require a visit to the vet, who will likely prescribe topical medication usually in the form of a Gentamicin / Betamethasone spray, and possibly oral antibiotics. The vet may also give your dog a cortisone injection to jump start the healing process.
  6. Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Contact your doctor if the condition does not improve or if it gets worse after using this medication for several days.

Besides using this cream on your husky, you must have the knowledge of the effect of cortisone if it is overused or misused.  If cortisone is overused or misused, some breeds have an increased risk of diabetes and other heath problems as well. So don’t increase the level of the cream until you doctor suggest you. However, if cortisone is used appropriately, most safely by the oral route and tapered to the lowest effective dose,  husky’s can be maintained during their allergy seasons or even longer on every other to every third day oral therapy.

Ensure a healthy life of your lovable husky by preventing all the diseases and be a proud owner of this lovely breed.