Re: [RC] [RC] Fungus Among Us - Deanna German
>I could use some advice about what to do at this point. I've done all of the
> things mentioned except shave.
I had a bout with rain rot this summer -- it occured under my horse's mane
and on her belly (right in the girth area, of course!) from the excessively
hot and humid conditions. Basically, she never dried under there for days on
end and so she got rain rot.
I tried Betadine for a week or two. Didn't do squat. What worked was Healing
Tree T-zon and clipping the area so that air could get to the skin. T-zon
has tea tree oil in it, which is very drying, so the infected area got very
wrinkly and scaly once the scabs were gone. At that point, I just worked on
keeping it clipped, dry and clean and slacked off a bit on the T-Zon
applications. The skin healed quickly once I hit upon the magic combination
of clipping, cleaning (with regular horse shampoo) and T-Zon. The T-Zon has
hydracortizone in it which kills the pain a bit. For as big of an area as
you have, I might consider using the Tea-Clenz in a spray bottle and maybe
put a teensy bit of mineral oil in it so it's not so drying. And, no I have
no connection to this company, I just think their products work great.
But, yeah, I do think that clipping is an important part of treatment. I
clip pasterns to prevent mud fever too.
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