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Archived from the original PDF on September 27, Thanks for the help! These include ruptured hair follicles, ruptured apocrine glands, and bacterial infections. Comment Name Email Website By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.
The result is self-trauma that leads to a focal infection, and the consequence is even more licking. If there is a good response, but then a relapse, I would be more likely to pursue an underlying allergy e. Many different treatments are used for lick granulomas. You might also be interested in This cycle is thought to be further exacerbated by the idea that local cells or nerves that become damaged release endorphins that act not only as strong analgesics but provide a natural "high" and lead to affected patients licking more and more. TREATMENT AND PROGNOSIS The main concern with this condition is a secondary bacterial folliculitis and furunculosis. If the dog does well for two to three weeks without the collar, I usually eliminate the pain medication next.