How to Heal Your Dog’s Skin While Treating Demodectic MangeMay 30th, 2012 | Posted by in Demodectic Mange
Most demodectic mange treatments are mainly focused on eradicating the demodex mites on the body, as well as boosting the dog’s immune system. These are proven ways of curing the skin problem and are the key to recovery, but they don’t actually speed up the healing process of the damaged skin.
Obviously, the fur will regrow and the skin repaired once the mange is taken care of, but how does one help it along instead of letting it be? There are many ways to go about it, ranging from topical medicines to natural herbs. In this post, however, we’ll be focusing on just one solution: tea.
Chamomile and Green Tea
Herbal teas like chamomile and green tea are well known for their numerous health benefits for humans, but they’re equally effective for dogs as well.
For the most part, they can be ingested without any problems, and they’re certainly good for the dog’s overall well-being. In fact, chamomile tea is great for curing stomach aches in general, as it can help to disperse excessive gas.
However, both chamomile and green tea are best used as topical treatments for the skin. Chamomile tea is known to possess antibacterial properties, and takes care of any yeast it comes into contact with. The benefits of green tea are also very similar to chamomile, and it has a proven record of speeding up the skin’s healing process, which is the real reason why it can and should be used concurrently with other mange treatment methods.
How To Treat Damaged Skin With Tea
Creating and applying the remedy is an excessively simple task.
The first thing you need to do is to get a sachet of either green tea or chamomile tea, and place it in a cup.
Next, steep it in hot water, as though you were preparing a cup of it to drink. Obviously, there’s no need for sugar or the addition of anything else, here.
Let the tea cool down naturally until room temperature, then pour or gently apply the liquid onto the affected areas. That’s it!
Because green and chamomile tea is essentially harmless, there’s no harm in applying it daily. The only thing you’ll need to be mindful of is to not let the applications interfere with any other mange treatments that are administered topically (i.e. applied on the affected areas as well). This could cause some dilution of the mange treatment to occur, so I would recommend applying each remedy once the other has dried off.
Other Side Benefits of Chamomile and Green Tea
Apart from the obvious benefit of enhancing the healing of the skin, the herbal teas can also help in disinfecting the area, preventing any secondary infections from occurring. It’s also a great tool for soothing irritated skin, and leaves a pleasant scent afterwards too.
In fact, the use of chamomile and green tea is also encouraged when dealing with skin problems other than mange, simply because it’s very effective at solving simple skin problems.
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