Marshy's mom took him to the vet today because of his severe tear staining. She found out that he has a fungus on his foot that spread to his eyes and his ears from scratching. The vet says that there are two kinds on Marshy:
malassezia pachydermatis (the first word he guessed at spelling)
candida glabrata (the first word I guessed at spelling)
Here is a good site for information, about 3/4 of the way down the page there are a few articles on yeast/fungus infections. I am in no way advocating any particular type of food, just sharing what I have found to be a useful site. Hope this helps you in some small way....and sure hope Marshmellow isbetter soon!
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Kodie@Feb 4 2005, 09:14 AM
sometimes Kodie rubs his eyes too when he tears A LOT after running or whenever. When he was little they told me he had a slight infection right under his eyes.. because he had all these scabs there. Anyone's baby rub their eyes when there are a lot of fresh tears on their face?
sound like allergies...either food or from contact with something...if he is really itchy, yes bring him in, but it is not an emergency.I am suspecting the same thing of Harley. He chews at his feet alot & does have alot of red around his eyes & his staining is red also.Hmmmm.... should I check this with the vet?[/B]
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@Feb 5 2005, 09:18 AM
I wonder if Marshy's mom uses cornstarch on Marshy.. There is some evidence that it can cause fungus to grow... I thought I had heard about it from "The People's Pharmacy" radio show on NPR. I wrote them and Teresa Graedon wrote this in reply:
"I don't remember the comment but there has been concern that cornstarch (damp cornstarch, anyway) might be an ideal medium for fungus."