Q. Atopic dermatitis/skin wound

Dec 2, 2022

My cat has skin allergies. In the past he’s been on prescription medicine (Atopica) he’s currently not due to my financial situation at the moment. He’s a bad over groomer. He will scratch and kick himself raw. This is his current bad spot. We’ve been washing the area with medicated soap. I’m wondering if there’s anything else OTC I can do for him?
What are causes & treatment?

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Hello, first of all, I'm sorry for the late reply. If your cat is currently suffering from atopic dermatitis, it is a top priority to consider prescription drugs. You need to apply products such as cyclosporin, Apoquel, and CytoPoint. In general, just applying Apoquel often improves the quality of life as the itching of the skin decreases. Be sure to consult a veterinarian to get the drugs prescribed. Common OTC drugs cannot improve your cat's condition. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.