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Yeast Infection problems

TheNakedTs

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Hi guys!
So a little while after I got my two girls (they are born in November, and I got them when they were three months old), I started to notice that Tina's skin was a lot bumpier than her sister's. She also seemed to get "dirty" quicker, in fact the day after a bath she would look dirtier than before she had been washed.
So long story short, she finally (after a change in vets) got diagnosed with a yeast infection. She was prescribed a dry shampoo called Duoxo Pyo Mousse, containing chlorhexidine. 24 hours after it's first use she was covered in brown "muck" (the yeast I guess), worse than I've ever seen before. I called the vet, who said to stop using the shampoo immediately and give her a quick bath using only water in case she still had some of it on her. I was told this isn't a normal reaction to the treatment. Another 24 hours (48 hours after the shampoo was applied) and her skin was peeling off, with the skin underneath looking nice and healthy.
So after this incident we returned to the vet and were given some wet wipes called CLXwipes, also containing chlorhexidine along with Tris-EDTA, among other things.
Same reaction, after 24 hours her skin was covered in "dirt". This time, however, she didn't look quite as bad, so I gave her one more careful round with the wet wipes. After another 24 hours her skin was peeling like last time, and now her skin is beautiful and soft. However, my vet has told me to stop using the wipes, and that we should try something else. My vet is brilliant but not very familiar with naked cats, which is the reason why I am writing this post - I want to see if anyone else has had similar experiences.
So the question is: Is it normal for a cat with a yeast infection to get/look "worse" after treatment before getting better, or is my cat having a reaction to the contents of the shampoo and wet wipes? I can always add photos of how she looked 24 hours after treatment verses how she looks now, her feet especially are clean and smooth compared to how they were before treatment (red and bumpy with some "dirty" marks) and 24 hours after treatment ("dirty" and peeling).
And one last thing: My vet talked to a skin specialist about Tina, who said that it could be genetic. The specialist said this is quite normal for naked cats, but I've never heard of naked cats being more prone to genetic skin disorders than other breeds. Does anyone have any more information on this?
Sorry about the long post, I wanted to fit in as much information as possible :)
 

Catzzzmeow

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Pics would help. We have seen when a member doesn't fully rinse an orange/brownish dirt appears the next day. Usually in hard to rinse places like armpits, next face etc. we have seen it peel as well. This older link might help Peeling brown skin?


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Hairless Blessing

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@TheNakedTs
What kind of litter do you use?
World's best cat litter, is very bad to
cause yeast infections.
Also when you wash your girls you need to
use hypoallergenic shampoo for animals.
Get some baby wash cloths, use them to wipe
down the body. Cotton balls and coconut oil
to clean the bum in between baths.
Rinse, rinse and rinse.
 

TheNakedTs

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@TheNakedTs
What kind of litter do you use?
World's best cat litter, is very bad to
cause yeast infections.
Also when you wash your girls you need to
use hypoallergenic shampoo for animals.
Get some baby wash cloths, use them to wipe
down the body. Cotton balls and coconut oil
to clean the bum in between baths.
Rinse, rinse and rinse.
Thank you so much for the help! I use Everclean cat litter, I vary between a few different types but mostly use the lavender one.
I better get some shampoo like you suggested, I was told by the breeder that I could use intimate soap for people, but my vet has already told me to switch to something specifically for pets.
 

Sheldon13

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This is very interesting. I have no experience with this but just to share my thoughts... I wonder if the Chlorhexidine is killing the yeast and then all of that residue is dead organisms and their waste products? I work in the human medical field and what I can say is that peeling skin can be a sign of allergic reaction. However, I wonder if her skin was actually peeling? What I mean is that could there have been a layer of dead muck that was peeling off after treatment? Just my thoughts...


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