Dandruff and food allergies

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) He's lost the 3 extra pounds he was carrying and his muscle tone looks wonderful. And as I said, his coat actually looks really nice and shiny. But he still has dandruff, and some days it's only a few flakes, but some days it's really, really bad! He NEVER scratches. I'm home with him all day, and he doesn't scratch or bite at himself or seem the least bit uncomfortable, and his energy levels seem normal as well. His skin doesn't seem dry, which seems weird.
Low thyroid levels, allergies, kidney and heart disease, seborrhea and many other problems cause or contribute to dry skin. Correcting the underlying problem will usually lead to improvement in the skin within a few weeks. Persistent dry skin, despite a good diet and fatty acid supplements, is an indication that something more serious may be going on and is worth investigating. http://animalclinics.com/ginfo/dryskin.
External causes include excessive use of hair sprays and gels, improper use of hair-coloring products, cold weather and dry indoor heating, infrequent shampooing of the hair or inadequate rinsing of the scalp and hair. Sometimes an allergy to dairy products, nuts and chocolates may cause dandruff, in which case you should avoid them for about eight weeks to be able to access its effect. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin.
There are many causes of dandruff important ones being hormonal imbalance, poor health, poor hygiene, allergic hypersensitivity, lack of rest, emotional stress, excessive consumption of sugar, fat or starch, genetic predisposition, contact dermatitis to some hair products, fungal infections, food allergies, cold weather and dry indoor heating, infrequent shampooing of the hair or inadequate rinsing of the scalp and hair. You can use medicated shampoos for dandruff.
In the morning and evening I put out 2 small cans of the good wet cat food (the 2 cans are for our 4 cats). We have a fountain for him to drink from and use only bottled water. I'm worried why he is losing weight. He also has (during the winter months due to the dry electric heat I have) bad dandruff which is mainly on his rear back. While cleaning himself he tends to pull out (with his teeth) little clumps of hair. I'm assuming it is due to the dandruff being itchy.
( my girlfriend is a groomer). He also gets salmon oil in his food which he has taken all winter and hydrates the coat. If you have any input or advice feel free to throw it out there for him!
I was brushing out the loose hairs today, and ruffled her fur to help shake out more loose hairs, and I noticed she has a little bit of scurf or dandruff. I wonder what could cause this, and what I can do to get rid of it. She eats a healthy-option dry dog food which I bought especially.
It's been about two weeks and he seems to like the food and hasn't had any digestive issues or anything. The only thing is I've noticed that ever since the switch his black coat is covered in what appears to be dandruff - some really, really large flakes too, and he's never, ever had dandruff before. He's not scratching at all, has no missing fur anywhere and no signs of any kind of skin problem anywhere on his body.
My cat is just about a year old and she is experiencing a sudden increase in appetite, dandruff in her rump area, and a sudden loss of fur. The loss of fur is not in clumps, she just seems to be shedding a whole lot lately. She has been more inactive than usual too, almost depressed. We have not found any flea droppings or presence of worms in her stool. I've noticed lately that she can't seem to jump as high as she used to, and gives up playing earlier than before.
Our other cat, who's 16 was raised with her with no signs of the same condition affecting her. We have not changed her cat food and have not found any flea droppings on her at all. The only changes in the house, was a recent loss of our 13 yr old dog and an addition of a 7 mo puppy in December. There were no affects to the new addition and they have gotten along well in that the cat hisses and the puppy leaves the area.
he is allergic to, white potatoe, duck, peas, grass, trees, ragweed, rice, those are the things i can remember off the list (not have it handy), he was on allergy shots for a year, and on a medication Atopica, and another med that i'm sorry i cant remember the name of, but it was short lived b/c they said could have side effects on his organs, he had a burst of pancratitis a couple years ago, was in vet on IV fluids for 3 days, his chest is bald, the skin there looks flaky red and sore, his paw
He eats Pedigree adult dog food, and two big tablespoons of pumpkin puree (for the fiber), and has been taking Brewer's yeast tablets since he was small.
In my twenties I also had nasal allergies and because allergic to all topical antibiotics and some detergents and other fragrances. I have been skin tested for allergies and had a hypersensitivity to mold and that is it. Over the last couple of years I have under a lot of stress due to deaths in the family and becoming a caregiver etc.
Hi, I don’t think it has got anything to do with food allergies and I feel you should consult a dermatologist as it could be due to some underlying disease of the scalp which is leading to the repeated hair loss. In fact, dandruff /fungal infection of the scalp is one of the common reasons of the itching of the scalp and hair loss. There are other diseases also which can cause similar symptoms like alopecia areata, psoriasis etc.
food allergies usually effect the belly and feet and ears of a dog but not always... while you are trying to correct the problem you can give him a bath with oatmeal shampoo this will sooth the skin somewhat and most pet stores carry a topicall anti itch spray.... but if it doesnt clear up he needs to be seen if it gets out of control it could turn into an infection.
1. I never have any dandruff on my scalp. 2. I have lesions on my right elbow at present. There is a red patch of skin and peeling skin around it. 3. I have had eczema on my eyelids for about 5 years, on and off. Also the cracking of skin on the upper part of my ear, just inside the fold of the ear, which comes and goes for about the same amount of time. It seems to heal up and then I notice a crustiness, which oozes followed by flaking of skin, both in ears and on eyelids at the same time.
i also ordered clothes from ebay that were from china and japan and tried them on without washing, could i have caught anything from them as i've never had allergies, now i feel then on my eyelashes and soles of feet and palm which never had before, i still get the occasional flaking now between my fingers and palms mostly on my right, before the flaking moved from my forehead to bit of my cheeks.
External causes include excessive use of hair sprays and gels, fungal infections, food allergies, improper use of hair-coloring products, cold weather and dry indoor heating, infrequent shampooing of the hair or inadequate rinsing of the scalp and hair. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help.
The dandruff definitely started around the end of last week, so it could be a coincidence but it was right when the Beneful was almost fully phased out. Could a new food cause a reaction like dandruff, and would it happen so quickly? I'm confused because the NB is grain-free and limited ingredients and is supposed to be great for dogs with allergies.
i also ordered clothes from ebay that were from china and japan and tried them on without washing, could i have caught anything from them as i've never had allergies, now i feel then on my eyelashes and soles of feet and palm which never had before, i still get the occasional flaking now between my fingers and palms mostly on my right, before the flaking moved from my forehead to bit of my cheeks.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
But reading this, I see mentions to allergies and I also think it may have to do with allergies too. I had just suffered from a stuffed up nose the day before and my allergies have been bugging me for some weeks. My current self treatment for yesterday and today have been a petroleum like ointment twice yesterday, and last night I applied antibiotic ointment as well as this morning before I put on some makeup to cover it.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! It is difficult to comment without examination. Lump behind the ear could be an abscess, folliculitis (hair follicle infection), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a cyst, an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). You may not have been sick but local infections like dandruff or a dermatitis too can cause a lymph node to swell and be tender.
I was attributing the itchy scalp, which is all over, and the ears, and bumps on the neck, to seasonal allergies. I moved from a different area in Texas to the area by the ocean, with high humidity, it is awful. Since I relocated by the ocean, every October I start this intense itching in my scalp, ears, and neck. Yet, I also have taken antibiotics for a UTI. Then again, I have taken antibiotics more than 6 times this year, without the itching. The allergist in my area are all elderly drs.
You clearly have multiple food allergies and, from your description, these are the cause of your skin peeling or blistering, also known as dermatitis. You also mention that your breathing is affected and I suspect this is asthma. Finally, there appears to be a relationship between your hair, hair loss and the "sores have started to form.
My Yellow Lab is 8 1/2 months old, she is in very good health overall besides this, spayed, all shots, on interceptor, and IAMS puppy food / large breed (coming off gaining to much weight 78.5#) About 2 weeks ago while i was bathing (use oatmeal shampoo) her i noticed this red area on her back, i looked farther into it almost looked like blisters? also on her neck right about where her collar sits . .
can you do a trial of changing her food to a non chicken GRAIN FREE canned food and see if that makes a difference. also try to eliminate as many scents as possible around your home. with people allergies to a food or product we tend to sneeze and get runny eyes with cats they feel it on their skin...therefore they itch or breakout in tiny sore scabs or both. post again if we can help, good luck.
You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily). Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole, or selenium. If the symptoms persist, then it would be best to get it confirmed from a dermatologist. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin.
His itching went away for about 2 weeks and since then he's itching all the time and has the craziest amount of dandruff. We have changed his food about a week ago to something that is corn and wheat free. We've given him a bath with special shampoo and I've been giving him omega-3's in his food for the last week. We are at a loss of what to do. I don't think it's allergies, I think it's just dry skin. Plus it's the dead of winter and no he doesn't have fleas. He's also shedding a lot too.
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