articles

Managing Dermatological Conditions

By  | 

The standard treatment for many dermatological issues involves the use of systemic corticosteroids and/or antibiotics. Topical therapy is also used concurrently with oral treatments, or even exclusively, based on the severity of the pet’s condition.

Treatment with medicated shampoos is a vital part of treating dermatitis cases, and determining which shampoo to use becomes an important part of the healing process.

ZYMOX® is a line of enzymatic products with proven antibacterial, antifungal, anti-yeast properties¹. They include a shampoo, conditioning rinse, topical spray and cream, and the flagship product, ZYMOX Otic.

Using ZYMOX Enzymatic Shampoo with Enzymatic Rinse has been shown to be benefi cial in the management of the pruritic animal as well as moist pyoderma, allergic skin, infections due to staphylococcus, pseudomonas, malassezia or candida (and in cases of post-treatment for demodex mange when irritation is still present)1.

The patented LP3 Enzyme System in all ZYMOX products works synergistically with a lock and key-type function, by targeting the microbes that contribute to infection and gently washing away environmental irritants without stripping off natural oils. The products contain no harsh chemicals, detergents, chlorines or chlorhexidine.

The Enzymatic Shampoo, which contains natural plant surfactants, only requires five minutes of contact time versus ten or more minutes with most other shampoos. The Enzymatic Rinse can be lightly washed off or used as a leave-in conditioner and gently patted dry with a towel.

Enhance therapeutic outcome In cases of severely raw, irritated or infected skin, the Enzymatic Rinse can be applied at full strength directly to affected areas, providing extended contact of ingredients with the coat and skin. Its unique formulation provides easy application and leaves no oily or sticky residue on the hair.

The topical spray works well for localized infections. No pre-cleaning or disinfecting of the affected area is required. It can be applied without having to touch the skin.

The topical cream with catheter tip is recommended for hard to reach spots such as inter-digital areas or skin folds.

In addition to the ZYMOX range of antimicrobial properties, the topical cream and spray have also demonstrated effi cacy in eradicating methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)².