Ear zits?

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  1. lisamk

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    Our female, Sati, gets really nasty abscess-like ear zits. :Dizzy:

    I used to leave them alone, but if I don't "pop" them they seem to keep growing. :Surprise: She seems to have "problem areas" and no matter how often I clean her ears they don't stop returning. :(


    Does anyone else have this same problem? Is there any way to stop them from forming?
     

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    Where are they? On the front, back or inside the ears? They could be sebaceous cysts, and if so popping them can cause infection in the surrounding tissues, so you might want the vet to check them the next time you go. If they truly are zits, you might try something like stridex pads--I think mews2much uses them for toe nail cleaning, so hopefully they are safe to use, or try switching what you bathe her with to something that cuts more of the oil.
     
  3. lisamk

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    They are inside of her ears, blackhead-looking ones.

    I'll try to get a picture of them.

    "Sebaceous" I'll have to look that up. :Surprise:
     
  4. Jinxlover

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    I use Stridex pads for boos ears.. They work great:ThumbsUp:
     
  5. lisamk

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    I'm very allergic to the medication in acne products (salicylates aka aspirin) but maybe I can convince my husband to do it. Hmmm.
     
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    Oh! I'm glad I looked it up to make sure - the new pads do not have salicylate in them! Yay!

     
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    I have noticed this bump inside one of Peaches ears... it looks like dark blue or black. She doesn't mind when I touch it... but I was wondering if it was full of icky stuff cause I didn't know what else it would be! Also she has teeny black or blue dots inside her ears. I was wondering if I should take her in to have the vet look at it. I bet it's an ear pimple like you guys are talking about. I would have never thought I could use stridex pads on her! I bet that would take the grimey wax off the inside of her ears lickity split! Thanks guys!
     
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    Blackheads are very common on the Sphynx.
     
  9. ilovemysphynx

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    They are very common, and hormones cause them just like a teenage person, if they are small and just blackheads clean clean clean and if you have a tough tummy you can pop them. If they are large and cyst like I would have them checked by a vet.