Chin acne on kya

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  1. Kya’s Mom 1983

    Kya’s Mom 1983 New Member

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    hi anyone’s kitty has had chin acne? My cat has a pretty swollen chin and red. I have taken her once before to have a lump checked. Vet tested sample and said just acne. Lump is back with another lump beside it. Clearly painful. Will not let me anywhere near chin. Anything I can get to help it dry up or heal over the counter?
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Many people (including me many years ago with another kitty) have had success with Stridex acne pads from the human pharmacy or other benzoyl peroxide lotions.
     
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  3. Kya’s Mom 1983

    Kya’s Mom 1983 New Member

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    Ok thank you! I will try. How many times a day?
     
  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall how often I put it on. I suggest only once a day at the start to see how his skin reacts.
     
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  5. Maggies Mom Debby

    Maggies Mom Debby Well-Known Member

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    Here is what catser says about it:
    https://www.catster.com/cat-health-care/cat-acne-health-care

    You might want to get rid of any plastic food or water bowls, or sterilize them. It is thought that the bacterial levels found on plastic dishes may aggravate the problem. Using glass, metal or ceramic dishes will help, as will frequent washing of the dishes.
     
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  6. Bama Kitty Mom (AL)

    Bama Kitty Mom (AL) Member

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    Bama had a severe case of feline acne 8 years ago. I washed his chin at least once per day using Hibiclens Skin Cleanser that I picked up at Walmart for about $6 from the first aid section near the Betadine and other antiseptics. I would wet a cotton ball with warm water and dribble a few drops of Hibiclens on it, then scrub his chin and rinse well. It took several months to clear up. The vet prescribed several rounds of antibiotic but I believe the cleanser helped the most.
     
  7. jaykay

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    I was just going to say this too. I had a dog with bad chin acne, and changing to metal dishes that went through the dishwasher regularly (ie hotter than hands can tolerate) solved the problem.
     
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  8. Lillie

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    My previous kitty had a similar condition with swollen lip and chin area. Vet said to not use any plastic feeding dishes. Switched to ceramic and washed frequently and it went away.
     
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  9. Candy&Company

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    Ugh, acne.. fun times. Have you tried to "squeeze" it..? If all you get is clear liquid it's not ready to be "healed" yet - if you get creamy cheesy looking discharge with or with hair "packets" - then it's time to really hit the road running. My dogs had these problems NONSTOP - my advice here is a bit harsh, but it helped. Squeeze - multiple times a day if you can, get that crap out of there if it's backed up enough to form a "cyst". Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) and rub it all over the area, 2-3 times a day. It'll kill surface bacteria and stop it from making it worse, plus shrinking the pores to make it more effective to "get the crap out".

    If it's bad enough for enough "crap" - you either do it yourself, or the vet lances it and cleans it out. If you're NOT at that stage yet, thank god - religiously clean ALL dishes and air dry or hand dry with clean paper towels - no dishwashers (unless it's metal), the higher temp can make the bowl material "leech" out but that's a very very minor worry.

    I used teenager products on my dogs and they worked, FABULOUS. Unfortunately in my experience if your animal is prone to this? They'll develop it in other spots - elbows, in between the toes, etc. Keep a good close eye on it and remember to squeeze when you can, dry out with rubbing alcohol and use vet meds.

    In my experience, skin care is like diabetes in that vets don't know a whole hell of a lot.
     
  10. StephG

    StephG Well-Known Member

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    My dog had it really bad from plastic dishes and her nylabone triggered it. I used sensitive skin stridex pads twice a day. My vet told me not to squeeze or pick at it. Hers would drain on their own but at the worst times. She rubbed her chin on her legs and paw. So when I noticed it was close to draining I put a warm damp cloth on it to help it start and I could keep the nasty mess contained.
    My civve has acne every now and then. His are red for a day or two then turn black. I just use a warm cloth to clean it. He doesn't get it bad enough for anything else. He also barely let's me touch him with a cloth so there's no way he would tolerate a stridex pad! :stop:
     

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