sphynx skin irritation?!

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    Okay, so I adopted my sphynx a little over a week ago. He is a 2 year old neutered male. Last night I gave him a bath using cat shampoo and today he is covered in little red bumps. He has been scratching and licking himself a lot and I'm afraid the shampoo I used gave him an allergic reaction or something. Does anyone have any suggestions for this? How can I make it go away?? I'm going out of town tomorrow and my mom is supposed to be watching my cats so I really need a quick solution! Thanks!
     

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    Do not use that shampoo again. It sounds like it is to harsh for your little guys skin.
     
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    Okay, but will the skin irritation just go away on it's own, or should I put something on him? And do you know if there is anything that I can do to soothe the itching? He is scratching his face so much that it has bled and it looks puffy and red and swollen around his eyes and ears.
     
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    I would put some Vasaline on it. That's what I use. It is amazing how soothing it is. Just a thin coat though.
     
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    It sounds like he is definitely allergic to the soap. Maybe some got into his eyes. I hope he feels better soon. Really try the Vaseline, he will thank you.
     
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    Thanks. I will go out and buy some Vaseline first thing tomorrow morning. My poor baby is just hiding under my blanket itching himself! Have you heard anything about using Neem Oil Shampoo to soothe skin rashes? Someone else recommended it as a solution but I'm worried that he will be allergic to that too!
     
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    That I haven't heard of but I'm sure others will chime in.
     
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    I would start with the Vasaline to get him some relief from the itching.
     
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    As a person With severe skin allergies, I can tell you that once the skin is that agitated, almost anything you wash it with will just agitate it further. Next time you bathe... Just use warm water- give the skin time to really heal before you try another shampoo. You can give her a light rub down on e a day with a warm washcloth to get the saliva out of her wounds till she heals.
     
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    The rash will go away if it's just an allergic reaction. See if your vet will allow you to use Benadryl if the rash is still bothering him. Use a mild shampoo next time like Johnson's Baby Shampoo. See this thread also http://www.sphynxlair.com/f20/horrible-bleeding-rash-11995/
     
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    While it maybe allergic reaction, it could also be inadequate rinsing.
    I rinse my guys twice because they get reactions if I don't. The 2nd rinse is with a new tub of water, just to make sure. YMMV
     
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    Looks like youve gotten some good advice allready!
    I was also going to reccomend re rinsing in case of any residue, and also benadryl. You could call your vet for the dose. I know a big lab size dog gets 50 mg but dont remember the cat dose.
     
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    oh yeah- be sure to take a warm wash cloth to them first before you put on vasaline as you don't want to trap any dirt/salt in the open skin.
     
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    For warm baby wipes you can purchase a baby wipes warmer.
     

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