Yeast infections in cats ears

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it certainly sounds like ear mites as ear infections of that severity occur less in cats then in dogs. It should be very easy for your vet to diagnose ear mites. a little mineral oil in the ear (to trap the mites) and then examining a swab under the microscope is all that is needed. you will be able to see the mites swimming around and then the correct medication can be prescribed.
We have 2 cats who have been diagnosed with yeast infections in their ears. The problem is getting the medicine into one of the cats' ears is IMPOSSIBLE. The cat becomes psycho cat with the strength of the Incredible Hulk. Our Vet's instructions were...just place five drops of this gel in each ear and the massage gently.....UH HUH ...and then rush one of us to the hospital for lacerations on every inch of our skin! Is there ANYTHING we can do to get medicine into his cat?
Yeast Infections of the ears are almost always related to FOOD.....You must clear the initial infection up, then get ALL GRAINS out of anything you feed......A good probiotic (Human form or Dog form ) will also help....
My 8 year old Shih Tzu has been dealing with Chronic yeast infections in her ears for the past four years. When I took her to the vet, they gave her a prescription of Enterderm. The first time I treated her, she didn't have any infections for 9 months. Then she started getting them every 6 months. Then it was every 3 months. Then every 2 months. I bought some Zymox and put that in her ears 1-2 times a week and her infections cleared up for almost 3 months.
I then noticed a bunch of crusty stuff inside the ears and on and around the lining of ears. She is now losing hair on her hind legs. And when I tried to check her entire body, I also noticed drying of the the skin on the bottom of her paws. And also blackening around the bottom of paws. She also seems uncomfortable when she walks. Does the combination of these symptoms sound familiar to you in any way. I would love to hear.
The only other thing I forgot to mention is that Fluffy has a history of yeast infections and severe wax buildup in her ears- about once a year- sometimes twice- they always seem to come back...not sure if that is connected or if that is a common problem in some cats. Otherwise she is acting perfectly fine and her appetite is great.
Your doctor might be able to give you something else, because like you said Yeast Infections ARE common in pregnancy so there has to be something... Your doctor or local pharmasist can tell you SO much more.. and hopefully give you something to help.
I was visiting with my mom the last two days and she made me a salad with brewer's yeast on top two nights in a row and now my ears are itching again (I normally don't eat brewer's yeast). Who knows if beer and brewer's yeast are really the cause, but my symptoms are enough to make me think that they have something to do with it. (I can eat bread and other things with yeast in it, but maybe beer and brewer's yeast puts me over the edge.
Took new strong antibiotic pills along with a long dose of ear drops. Dr. Said Chronic ear infections are harder to get rid of. No running in ears but still maddening external itching. Crusty **** can be scraped off the itchy area. Its like dried onion skin. C'mon I know I am not the only one with this ****. Help!
My dog actually has had recurring yeast infections and then we finally did allergy skin testing. he's been on allergy shots for years now and hasn't had any yeast in his ears in many years. It was costly and took a long time to kick in but SO worth it. but before jumping into testing try a strict elimn. diet it could be a cheaper fix. I'm sorry for bearsmomma and her situation but allergies don't always mean the immune system is so weak that cancer can happen.
I have a 4 yr old male cat who has had 3 yeast infections in his ears and urinary tract infections in the last 1-2 years. He was a stray who came to us at about 1 1/2 yrs old. The yeast and urinary tract infections come simultaneously. When going to our vet we get antiobotics and ear medicine it goes away then returns. The vet states that when testing for the UTI there is just a slight amount of blood so he feels we are catching it quickly but we can not seem to keep it from returning.
He also gets an infection usually about every other month -- UTIs, ear infections, skin infections, anal gland infections. Last May he had big lesions on his abdomen where I spent about $700 to get biopsies and nothing was definitive although the dermatologist said the lesions "could" be paraneoplastic indication of some type of cancer. He gave me a $15 container of prednisone which cleared up the lesions but of course made him thirsty, hungry, and extremely unpleasant.
SSD is normally prescribed as a topical agent to reduce inflammation and help kill yeast infections (especially in the ears or on burns). Oral ingestion can lead to toxicity; primarily liver and kidney damage and/or bone marrow suppression.
Although less common than in dogs, yeast dermatitis can occur in cats, especially in Persian cats or cats with underlying internal disease. Clinical signs: Symptoms include localized, multifocal or generalized hairloss, red skin, and yellow crusting or scaling. The skin and fur may be greasy. In chronic cases the skin becomes dark, thickened and "elephant-like". Most animals are very itchy, and there is often an unpleasant body odor.
ive also bbeen very tired and lost some weight, had quite bad headaches, been feeling very dizzy, blurred vision and ringing in my ears. ive been to my GP and im being transferred to a paediatrician but i was just wondering if someone could possibly give me some information? thanks, izzy.
An overwhelming exposure to an allergen can cause an immune system to be hyperactive in the susceptible individual, as is probably the case in your cat. Yeast infections in the ears of cats can also be allergy related. Excess moisture in the air may or may not be related. It could be related by exacerbating a preexisting condition. Yeast does like moisture, but a cat without allergies probably would not get the ear infection from the additional moisture.
The ENT's say that is all in my head - some say it is from having ear buddies in my ears all day with air "voices" hissing though them, I dunno but it sure is annoying. Its like getting to the top of the hill and my ears are plugged then they don't unplug when I come down. Actually too, they get worse when I do that. Ho-hum... Anyway, glad to hear about the smoke smell. That was something that I really wondered about. I will continue to monitor this site and see whats up.
About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
I'd been getting progressively sicker over the past few years and none of the many specialists I went to could figure out the cause of my MANY symptoms (broad range, developed over time so they seemed unrelated).
Hi and THANKS for your input! I am renting a room in a large house where cats live in the basement, I am allergic to cats so I generally don't come into contact with them, unless one is especially cute and friendly and then wash up real fast. But I haven't touched these cats or any for a few years now. I did have outdoor cats that I LOVED when I was on an island for missionary work...4 years ago though. Anyway, What you offer here makes a ton of sense!
I try coughing or drinking but the throat noise does not go away or even change it. I can tell it is not in my lungs, but in my throat. I can breathe shallow and minimize the noise but I feel out of breath then. My daughters say this wheeze is not my snore.They say I wheeze before the snore on intake and then exhale. I hear the noise during the day but I really have to listen to hear it as there is always too much back ground noise.
My cat suddenly started to develop dry, itchy skin on her head, ears, especially between the eyes and ears. A blood test revealed that she had become allergic to cow's milk, wheat, oats and yeast, as well as borderline allergic to a bunch of other things. We changed her food and the rash went away.
Ringworm is especially common in kittens and cats, while yeast and bacterial infections are more typical in dogs. The ears are lined with skin, so itchy ears in both dogs and cats are an extension of the same types of infections. Your veterinarian will need to make the correct diagnosis in order to properly treat the infection. However, one thing that vets don’t talk about much is why infection occurs.
If the inciting cause cannot be determined it would be best to stop the itching and pain using Prednisolone or other steroids antihistamines, topical ear medication. If there is a liquidy sound in your cats ear it may be pus. A culture and sensitivity should be performed on the discharge and appropriate oral and ear antibiotics given. Replacement of the sutures after draining the pinna should also be performed.
My cat has this brownish-blackish gunk in his ears which I am pretty sure is ear mites. There is too much for it to be wax. So do I need to take him to the vet for ear mites or can I treat it myself?
(AGAIN) I did call the vet and they told me Axel was diagnosed with a yeast infection in both ears and given the Gentizol. My husband and I were very diligent about treating Axel twice a day, but by day 4 it had turned into a nightmare.I've told you all that Axel is a rescue dog. He and his brother had been horribly abused as tiny pups, shot, beat, starved and left to die in a vineyard during winter.
We see a lot of pit lab mixes at our derm clinic for yeast/bacteria ears and these infections are always secondary to an allergy. Controlling your pups allergy could be the key to this not returning. I would try an elimination diet meaning feed your pup a food with a limited protein source like Nature's Recipe venison/potato or duck/pot or fish potato and feed nothing else no treats etc for about 10 weeks and see if this makes a difference.
Some cats do have intractable ear problems due primarily to allergies to food and environment, ear polyps, and chronic ear mite infestation. These instigating factors cause yeast and bacterial infections in the ear. A culture and sensitivity of the ear discharge would identify the infectious causes and enable you to treat with appropriate anti-biotic or anti-fungal medications. A hypoallergenic diet may remove the food allergen from your cat's diet.
He is beet red in his ears, armpits and abdomen. The skin is also hyperpigmented in spots, flaky and has similar texture to elephant skin (wrinkled and swollen). He also has a sweet horrible odour (especially earss) so I'm assuming a yeast infection. He is very uncomfortable so I was wondering if there is anything OTC I can use that may alleviate his itching and soreness until his owners come back next week and take him in to the vet.
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