Demodex???

So i had posted a few weeks ago about the doggy we saved from the shelter here and how we thought she had ring worm. Well we finally got her into a REAL vet on tuesday and she has demodex. Well they gave us ivermectin(sp) and i started it late wed. night after she ate. Then thursday morning at like 2am she threw up in her kennel, and then again at 4am then again right after i let her out to clean her kennel. She then later thursday about 11am had a bowel movement and it was nothing but liquid. So I called the vet and they said that there is no way the medicine could have done that, well i did some research and that is a sign on toxcicity. They didn't believe me and told me to try again that night. Well I couldnt see her going thru that againg so I choose not to give it to her last night. She is perfectly fine now with out the meds. I called today to get something else for her and the only thing they can do are Dips, well I cannot afford them at 60 every 2 weeks for 5 dips. There is no way with my husband being military and us not making that much. So my question is what else can I do? I hate to see her skin like this and I dont want her to suffer but i just cant afford that. Is there anything over the counter or home remedys i can try.

The only thing I can think of is a lower dose of the ivermectin. That's is the best thing that I know of.

If she has localized demodectic mange she doesn't need any treatments. The outbreaks are usually cause by stress and in most cases subside on their own.

Here is a link to information about Demodex.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/demodectic_mange.html

I dont think its localized. She has it on her neck, 2 spots, 2 tiny spots on each front leg, 6-7 on her face and about 10 near her rear on her back. the vet did say that her case was not bad at all. That makes me a littler happier. I have been reading that the ivermectin is basically the last resort and a lot of sites say to use benzoyl peroxide gel 5% once daily on each spot. Any opinons on that?? I am up for trying anything that is affordable at this point.

@lvoss:

If she has localized demodectic mange she doesn't need any treatments. The outbreaks are usually cause by stress and in most cases subside on their own.

Here is a link to information about Demodex.

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/demodectic_mange.html

i was just looking at the pictures(the 2) on that page and she dose not have it anything like the 2nd picture but its a little more than the 1st one.

Here is a link to Goodwinol Ointment that is mentioned in the one link. I have never heard of using benzoyl peroxide for demodex.

http://www.upco.com/goodwinol-ointment-1oz

I'd say the H2O2 can't be a bad idea. Might as well give that a try.

@lvoss:

Here is a link to Goodwinol Ointment that is mentioned in the one link. I have never heard of using benzoyl peroxide for demodex.

http://www.upco.com/goodwinol-ointment-1oz

that looks pretty good, i think if the benzoyl wont work we will try that cuz i have to get it treated soon cuz i am having surgery on the 18th and she will be with a friend for 2 weeks.

Is there a medication you can purchase OTC and then bathe/dip your dog in in your home??

not that i have found and the vet didnt say anything about buying it. Im gonna take a trip to petsmart here in a little bit and see if there is anything there.

Well I have used the benzoyl for 2 days now, going on #3. I can see some hair regrowing in some of the spots but not all. So I am praying this is going to work for her. I just hate to see her this way 😞

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