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post #1 of 4 Old 05-16-2008, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Iodine Allergy?

Is it possible for a horse to have an allergy to iodine?

Hoovey got his first bath with me last week. I used Viodine all over except his face, where I used Oster Berry All Purpose. A week later, he's itchy all over, with white flaking skin. His face is fine, but his body is particularly bad. I don't believe it's rainscald, it doesn't have the scabby, built up feel...it honestly feels like a really bad case of human dry skin.

I picked up some Eqyss Sensitive Skin Shampoo for him a couple days ago, but the weather hasn't cooperated to give him a second bath.

The Viodine is just a very mild shampoo with iodine...he didn't react to the other shampoo, could it be the iodine? Is there any lotion/ conditioner I could use on him to help speed the healing?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-18-2008, 07:38 AM
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I think if he was allergic he would have had a much worse reaction. Iodine has a drying effect so it probably just dried out the skin. Since your weather is not good for bathing, You might try just brushing him a lot to bring the oils back up. I use MTG on Vidas dry spots.
I use Aloedine shampoo when someone has a skin problem. It has the iodine but the aloe helps keep it from drying too much.


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post #3 of 4 Old 05-19-2008, 01:15 PM
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I agree with Vidaloco, It could possibly of just dried out the skin. Grooming him will help but just make sure if its itchy for him that he doesnt itch so much that he cuts himself. Sometimes a D-itch oitment can help, it will stop him from itching and also moisten the skin. Just make sure there is nothing in it to give him an allergic reaction. Hope this has helped :)

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-19-2008, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well, the rainrot is back. :( It just refuses to stop raining here. I soaked my poor boy in MTG tonight.

Vida, I'll try the Aloedine next time I soap him up. :)

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