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Lindainfa

Allergic To Yeast (malasezzia)

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Lola is extremely allergic to her own bodily yeast, which I found out by doing the intradermal testing. I have tried googling to see if others have been through this but all that comes up is yeast infections, not actually being allergic to the yeast itself! My little problem child. :laugh:

I am managing her quite well so that she doesn't have to have vaccines or cyclosporin as yet. I give her regular bathes and she has 1/4 of a Nizoral (anti yeast) tablet twice a week. Nizoral is considered safe however she is brindle black and one of the side effects is lightening the colour of her fur which it is doing. She is not used for showing, so this doesn't concern me. The only serious side effect that can happen is hepatitis of the liver. I thought hepatitis was a viral thing?

Anyway just wanted to know if anyone has had experience with this type of allergy. Also if others from Melbourne are after a great, well priced Dermatologist, just message me. I love my Dr and I saw another Derm before him, she was a nightmare and a rip off merchant. He has saved Lola and he is just wonderful.

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cavNrott   

Please post the name and location of the good dermatologist on here. It's not against forum rules and will give us a heads up.

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Ok, I have posted about him before though and didn't want to make out like thats all I'm posting about, but lately so many threads on people with dogs presenting with allergies and they just see their normal vets. Its so worth seeing a good specialist.

His name is Dr Robert Hilton, his website which has some informative documents to read aswell is www.ozskinvet.com.au

He goes to a few different clinics a week, you just see him at which one is closest to you. You don't need a referral to see him, which is a bonus. Just ring his mobile and ask him any questions and to make an appointment. He is so sweet and really caring. I see him at the Lost Dogs home in North Melbourne.

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Rappie   

Glad you've found someone to help your pooch :laugh:

I by no means doubt Dr Hilton's skills or experience, but for the purposes of discussion I think it is important to note that is he is not a registered specialist in dermatology, but a veterinarian who restricts his practice to dermatology. There are a great many excellent veterinarians who have a similar consultant / professional interest practitioner roles and do not have specialist registration, but they should not be referred to as "specialists" (this is not me being picky, it's a requirement of the Veterinary Practice Act and watched carefully by the various state boards.

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Ahh ok Rappie, so that would be why you don't need a referral then.

I did however see a registered Dermatologist at the Melb Vet Specialist Centre and was not happy at all with a number of things - how she acted, what she wanted to do to Lola, prices they charged etc. Dr Hilton seems to have all the experience, studied and goes to conferences regularly but just isn't registered. I wonder why, I shall ask him when I see him next which hopefully won't be a while because Lola is doing great.

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sas   

My dog has the same allergy with a bunch of others, we just manage the yeast, no medication.

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Meh - Can I ask how you manage the yeast allergy? I notice that if I stop the meds for a little while, she will be back to licking and chewing her paws, scratching at her ears and scratching at her folds in her facial skin. Obviously all the areas where malasezzia will grow.

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