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    08-03-2011, 12:03 PM
  #21
Weanling
Sounds like it's actually working!

     
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    08-03-2011, 05:02 PM
  #22
Weanling
Forgot my camera AGAIN, gah!
Today's update: The one on her left cheek is nearly completely off, leaving completely smooth, all be it hairless and dark, skin underneath. The one on her belly is nearly off too, which is so annoying, because it's really niggly, and it's making me want to pick it off... but I don't want to hurt her for my own OCDness lol. And, the small one on her right thigh is getting ready too. It's bothering me (not really, but a bit) that they're sooooo close to coming off, but they're clinging on for dear sarcoidy life! It's so infuriating! Ooh, also, the flatter ones are getting really dry and flakey and some comes off during applications!

I'm really glad it's working, I'd just like the ones that are nearly off, to just b*ggar off so that I can concentrate on the rest haha. Sorry for rambling again, and thanks for everyone's comments :)
     
    08-04-2011, 04:09 AM
  #23
Foal
Okay you have inspired me!!!! I've got some toothpaste and was checking the flouride content. Alot of toothpastes over here don't state the amount or % per tube. So I got one that is 22% flouride. I don't know if this is good or not.....but I put it on Jack for the first time today. My only concern is it's winter here in New Zealand and very muddy and the ugly sarcoid is by his back fetlock. So I'm crossing my fingers it will still work and not come off. Your having such great results with Indi! I've check everyday for your updates.
     
    08-04-2011, 06:29 AM
  #24
Weanling
I used Crest toothpaste last year, and it did work. Unfortunately, the sarcoids came back this year. Now I'm using Exterra from the vet. It does seem to work quicker, but the healing process looks nastier than it did with Crest.
     
    08-04-2011, 05:27 PM
  #25
Weanling
Kellynz, I'm not sure how much 22% is in toothpaste, but I do know that in duraphat (made by colgate by the way) there are 2800 parts per million. To be honest, I don't really know much about the content of fluoride in toothpaste (in ratio to the rest of the ingredients) however, I just bought the one that had the highest amount I could, so the more parts per million (which will be referred to as PPM on the tube) the better. (The is a stronger version of duraphat, with 5000ppm, but you can only get that with a script... sooo, unless you have uber sensitive teeth, you can't really access it )

Anyhoo, after yet another ramble of mine, here is today's update:
The one on her left cheek is nearly off, and the bit that's hanging off is just like dry, dead skin now, lost all resemblance to a sarc.
The one right on her belly, well, most of that is gone now, leaving just a small piece, like a tic-tac cute lengthways, left.
And, I'm very please about this - the smallish one on her left hind thigh, the majority came off when I exfoliated it, and what's left is the size of a lentil. Very pleased with this, as it came off in the cotton wool I was using, so I saw the result of the toothpaste in front of my eyes.
The scaley patches on her neck and shoulders are practically gone now, just a few bald patches, with a teeny bit of dry skin.

I did take the camera down... but it was dark when I went down (I'm a bad mum to Indi, doesn't get her tea till bedtime sometimes... bless her *slaps wrist* ) So the pics are rubbish - no point uploading, but I've left the camera down there (so I don't forget it again) and will go up earlier tomoz! Again, sorry guys!
     
    08-04-2011, 05:50 PM
  #26
Green Broke
Subbing.....what a neat idea!!! Sounds like its working fantastically and fast!!! Curious to how it all goes :)
     
    08-05-2011, 04:43 PM
  #27
Weanling
Lightbulb Today's update (with pics!):

Here are some pics from today (and also last night)

Sarcoid off her belly (from last night)
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Her left cheek last night, the sarcoid hanging off
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Her belly were the sarcoid came off
sarbelly.jpg

The scaley patches on her chin
sarcchin.jpg
sarcchin2.jpg

Her left cheek today, the sarcoid has now come completely off! Normal skin left underneath!
sarclcheek.jpg

A sarcoid roughly behind her left jaw (no pic of it previously, but it was on the diagram) It, like the rest, appears to be a lot smaller though
sarcljaw.jpg

Her left lip (much smaller and dryer than before)
sarcllip.jpg
sarcllip2.jpg

Her inner left hind thigh, still big, but I think it has improved a bit (this one I knew would be a challenge...)
sarclthigh.jpg
     
    08-05-2011, 04:57 PM
  #28
Foal
Wow! How interesting! You can really tell a difference! Subscribing to see what happens with that big one on her thigh.
     
    08-05-2011, 04:57 PM
  #29
Weanling
Thumbs up More pics from today:

Her left-side neck
sarclneck.jpg

Her right-side neck
sarcneck.jpg

Next to her right eye
sarcreye.jpg

Her inner right hind thigh, where a sarcoid has come off (I've been keeping it clean with purple spray) So now, there's only one small sarcoid left on that thigh.
sarcrthigh.jpg

And that's it for pics of her Sarcoids for tonight. By the way, the one of her lip, on the above post, it looks rubbish, but that's because there's a load of toothpaste round it, so you can't see what is sarcoid, and what is dried toothpaste, so, sorry about that guys :/ Anyway, I hope you can see the improvement like I can
     
    08-05-2011, 05:04 PM
  #30
Weanling
Actually, I've just had a little compare with the old and new pics, I didn't realise how much they'd improved. Obviously, I knew it was working, with the smaller ones dropping off, but the large one on her left thigh, although big, is much smoother than before. The one above her right eye, and on her right side neck are also much smoother. I'm so pleased it's working!

Thank you all for your support!
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