Dog Ear Yeast Infection Treatment
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Yeast infection in dog ear is the most common type of canine ear problem. Mild conditions can be treated with home ear cleaners with more severe or infected cases requiring a veterinarian. The condition often due to another condition, such as a food allergy reaction, which should be addressed in order to avoid future problems. In the case of a food allergy reaction, it requires a change in diet and possibly nutritional supplements. Some perpetuating factors, such as the natural dog ear anatomy, particularly in dogs with long pendulous ears, is factor that requires some level of owner awareness, since problems are always a risk.
Treatment for mild conditions are topical, often using a combination of glucocorticoids, anti-fungal agents. The basic principal is to acidify the ear canal, making it undesirable for the growth of yeast. If bacteria are present as well, a veterinarian may opt for product that can address both. All treatments starts with a thorough cleaning of the ears. For more chronic cases, oral anti-fungal agents along with a glucocorticoid (prednisone) are used."