Your vet may suggest to you Resortin Ointment (or one of the many alternatives such as Dermalone or Panolog).
These ointments use the active ingredients Nystatin, Thiostrepton, Neomycin, and Triamcinolone) to treat a variety of skin conditions.
What is Resortin?
Resortin is an antibiotic, antifungal and corticosteroid ointment in a gel form.
What Is Resortin Used for?
The ointment can be used for the following:
- Treatment of eczema or dermatitis.
- Dermatitis arising from parasite infestation.
- Infection arising from a cut or laceration.
It is often applied to ears (a typical area of irritation) or to other skin.
Some examples include the dog continually scratching and irritating open flea bites. These wounds can become infected (particularly in warm or humid conditions)
This is a prescription medication, which means you do need your vet to prescribe it whether you plan to buy it directly from them or another vendor whether online or in person.
How Does it Work?
- The anti-biotic clears up the infection.
- The anti-fungul is there to attack any fungul infection.
- The steroid helps to stop the dog continually scratching or licking the area.
How Much Should You Use?
Dosage depends on the severity of the condition. For mild conditions, you may only need to apply the ointment to the infection site once or twice a day for a few days.
More severe conditions may take two to three applications a day (for up to a week) to totally clear out the infection.
The typical dosage is 2-3 drops applied to the area.
Since your vet will need to prescribe this medication in the first place, they should advise you on the proper application before you leave the clinic.
If possible (and its not easy) try to prevent your dog from licking the area.
What are Others Saying
User reviews from places like allivet show a good success rate – particularly with ear infections. Many dogs are able to sleep normally again.
Any adverse side effects are generally due to an allergy to one or more of the active ingredients. Those side effects are extremely rare and usually only consist of irritation or redness, increase in thirst, urination, and appetite, vomiting weight gain and more.
Resortin may not be a good fit if your dog is currently pregnant or nursing, have a ruptured eardrum or if they have a deep skin infection or abscess.