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Hi All,

Our boy Tucker has been licking his groin, for reasons unknown, causing it to become open and looking infected. We just started cleaning with peroxide, and today it started to look better. We put bacitracin ointment over after. There are some darker spots to the end of the wound that have us more concerned, maybe the reason why he started licking in the first place. Any thoughts would be appreciated. It's been about 4 days now, and as of now we're cleaning twice daily with peroxide, bacitracin after, and trying our best to keep him from licking.

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Crantastic, appreciate it.. was hoping for some info on what might be happening here before hundreds are spent if it can be taken care for at home.
 

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If it looks serious, we encourage people to go to the vet. I don't know what the black spots are; they could be an embedded parasite of some kind, they could be caused by a parasite of some kind... and with infection, posters here tend to not want to mess around and give advice just in case it results in the dog getting worse. You will not have to spend hundreds just to get a vet to check it out. And hey, a phone call to the vet to describe the situation is free.
 

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Agree with vet. Also, in the future, avoid using hydrogen peroxide. It kills healthy skin cells. Use a diluted mixture of Betadine and water so that it is tea colored, instead.
 

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It is not possible to diagnose or treat the dog on the Internet. For the protection of the dog, and of this forum, please read the disclaimer for the health subforum and see a vet.

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