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The medicines prescribed will depend on what the underlying cause of your cat's skin disease is. Your veterinarian may prescribe oral or topical (or both) antibiotics if bacteria are present. If your cat has parasites, it will need to be bathed in a parasiticidal dip (a preparation that is used to destroy parasites).
If your cat is having a reaction to sunlight, you will need to limit your cat's exposure to sunshine between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., or apply sun block that is safe for use on cats. If your cat often spends time near a sunny window, you might consider placing light filtering shades over the glass to block ultraviolet (UV) rays.
For cases of squamous cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, the long-term outlook is poor. If your cat is a good candidate for surgery, your veterinarian will counsel you on your options. Often, surgery in conjunction with other cancer eradicating therapies is necessary.
You will need to revisit your veterinarian as often as recommended for chemical blood profiles, complete blood counts (CBC), urinalyses, and electrolyte panels if your cat is receiving cyclosporine, retinoid therapy or synthetic retinoid therapy.
Cats with mange should be monitored until they show no more signs of the infection, while those with ringworm will need to have fungal cultures repeated until they have a clear return.
A type of fungus that produces buds
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The term for a disease of the skin caused by certain mites
Something that is artificially created