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 macule spots. Second, Aardora serves as an antimicrobial dressing in order to protect your dog's damaged skin 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 Macule?
A macule is a small unelevated (neither raised nor depressed) area of skin where there is a change in color (slightly whiter, pinker, redder or darker than the surrounding skin area). These rashy spots, or blemishes, are never larger than ½” (1cm.) They may be caused by a small infection, or represent your dog’s reaction to an irritating food, a drug, an insect bite or an allergy to a substance that your dog had a brief encounter with.
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 itch, and thus identify the cause. A dog can develop dry, dull or flaky skin in reaction to a malnourished diet, to over-bathing, under-brushing or to an irritating shampoo. Their skin can also become slightly irritated during regular seasonal shedding (exfoliation) and hyperkeratosis (the natural thickening of the skin). In some cases, dry skin is symptomatic of a skin infection, so it is best to pay proper attention to their skin issue and respond proactively. In any of these cases, it is important to treat your dog's skin as soon as possible to prevent further irritation and degradation of the skin's surface. If your dog scratches, licks or bites these rashy areas, they can cause even worse redness, scaling and bald patches.
The following are common classifications of dry skin and rash in dogs, as well as tell-tale symptoms to help you recognize 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 Papules (small red pimply bumps that are less than 1/2"), Nodules (large elevated bumps) and Pustules (small raised pus-filled bumps). 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 Macule:
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 or muzzle. 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 any itch or redness. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will address the most likely root cause of your dog’s symptoms: an infection. 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.