Aardora helps speed healing in three ways. First, Aardora's unique moisturizers soothe itch, irritation, redness and swelling to deter the over-scratching of tender pustules. Second, Aardora serves as an antimicrobial dressing in order to protect your dog's lesions and crusts from harmful germs (bacteria and fungus). Lastly, Aardora’s Active Earth Elements™ draw toxins and allergens away from your dog's skin while providing essential mineral nutrients. Guaranteed results with no reported side effects.
What is a Pustule?
A pustule, also called a postule is an area on the skin that is filled with pus. Pus is a thick fluid produced by the body as it fights a bacteria or fungal infection. While these dead white skin cells are attacking the bacteria or fungus, they create a lump on the skin called a pustule.
Additional Similar Conditions:
Since many canine skin spots, or areas of discomfort, can look similar, it is often very difficult to precisely classify your dog’s skin irregularity. The following are common classifications of dry skin and rash in dogs, as well as tell-tale symptoms to help you identify the condition. If your dog's coat appears to have dandruff-like flakes on it, this is most likely "Scale," a condition resulting from the body's underproduction of keratin. If your dog's skin looks very greasy (with or without the presence of scales), your dog has most likely developed seborrhea (a type of dermatitis.) Seborrhea sicca (dry skin) and seborrhea oleosa (greasy skin) can be eliminated with consistent hygiene and the use of an intensive moisturizer.
Additional common skin irregularities include Wheals (a raised area that is red or pale pink), Dog Skin Macules (small flat circular red patches), Dog Skin Papules (small red pimply bumps that are less than 1/2"), and Nodules (a large elevated bump.) If your dog has a more extensive rash (either a full-body rash or a rash that is interspersed with areas of normal skin), this could indicate a more serious problem and should be addressed by a veterinarian.
How to Treat a Pustule:
Regardless of the cause of your dog’s skin exact skin condition, one of the most important treatment goals is to deter scratching by use of a cone. Excessive scratching or biting will leave the skin raw, moist and highly prone to infection.
Also, use a fast-acting and soothing topical cream to manage the itch, discomfort and inflammation. This will relieve pressure from the pustule and encourage it to drain. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will also address your dog’s skin infection, and aid the cause of the pustule. And, of course, treating your dog with an extra dose of TLC (tender loving care) will help him or her to heal more comfortably. Surround your dog with its favorite toys, pillows, etc.