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Yatzee
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Is there a rash people can get from a raccoon? My husband had been dealing with a rash on his face and neck since November. I'm worried it's from Yatzee.
He's been to the doctor but, they don't know what it is. He's been given antibiotics, pills and injections. The rash hasn't gone away.
I keep our living area cleaned especially his litterbox.
We got Yatzee in April last year at 5 weeks old. He didn't have a rash then. 8 months later is when the rash started.
Yatzee was captive breed. His parents were kept in a cage inside a fenced area so, wild raccoons couldn't interact with them.
For some reason the doctor won't send him to a dermatologist.

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Posted : May 4, 2019 7:36 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Is it actually itchy or is it just redness?

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Posted : May 4, 2019 10:27 pm
Juska
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Go to a walk-in clinic and ask for a referral if your doctor is being a PITA about it. Honestly, if your regular doctor won't give you a referral for a dermatologist visit, find a new doctor.

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Posted : May 5, 2019 10:13 am
Yatzee
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He said it is worse than poison ivy.
It looks like psoriasis but, the doctor said it wasn't. I thought shingles, again the doctor said it wasn't.
His skin is thick and dry and itchy. Over the counter creams, steroid creams, anti itch creams, none of them do anything for it.
I would think if it was something you could catch from a raccoon, I would have an issue also.
I'm just worried that I'll have to rehome Yatzee and that would kill me. I would live in a different room in the house before I got rid of him.
I can't find much on the internet about rashes from raccoons. I only found the roundworm, leptospirosis and rabies. It isn't any of those though.
I keep telling him to find a different doctor but, he is stubborn.

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Posted : May 5, 2019 11:10 am
Yatzee
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I can't even find a picture on the internet of anything that looks like what he has.
Months before this rash, he was getting the circles that appear with shingles, looks like ringworm circles also. He would soak the areas in the hot tub and they would go away in a few days.
He was given antifungal meds and creams, they don't work.

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Posted : May 5, 2019 11:38 am
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I can't even find a picture on the internet of anything that looks like what he has.
Months before this rash, he was getting the circles that appear with shingles, looks like ringworm circles also. He would soak the areas in the hot tub and they would go away in a few days.
He was given antifungal meds and creams, they don't work.

If it is psoriasis or something similar. keep it moisturized. I use to have psoriasis on my hand and wrist. I would keep it moisturized and wrap it.
I used coconut oil then wrapped it. it finally went away and so far never got it again :shrug:

I am not saying that is what Yatzee has. but, you can try different lotions. maybe even shave down the area where he has it, then keep it moisturized :shrug:

I know it would hurt you to re-home Yatzee, also, hard to say if he would go to a good home.

If I can think of any other ideas I will post it. when I get time, I will also try researching for you.

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Posted : May 6, 2019 9:07 am
Yatzee
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Oh Pat, I'm sorry for the confusion. It's my husband that has the rash not Yatzee.
I came here asking if a person can develope a rash from a raccoon. My husband's doctor has treated him with everything and nothing works. He tried unscented lotion and it made it burn and get worse.
I can't find anything on the internet about people getting rashes from raccoons so I came here to ask.
I think my husband is starting to think he is getting it from the raccoon and I'm doing all the research I can to prove it isn't from Yatzee. I can't rehome him. I refuse to. That's like getting rid of a child. You just can't do it.

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Posted : May 6, 2019 11:02 am
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Oh Pat, I'm sorry for the confusion. It's my husband that has the rash not Yatzee.
I came here asking if a person can develope a rash from a raccoon. My husband's doctor has treated him with everything and nothing works. He tried unscented lotion and it made it burn and get worse.
I can't find anything on the internet about people getting rashes from raccoons so I came here to ask.
I think my husband is starting to think he is getting it from the raccoon and I'm doing all the research I can to prove it isn't from Yatzee. I can't rehome him. I refuse to. That's like getting rid of a child. You just can't do it.

:red-face: oops, sorry I got mixed up. I multi+task too much.
I can't say for sure if your husband got the rash from your raccoon. I kind of don't think so.
if your husband was allergic to Yatzee, I would think your husband would have developed it sooner :shrug:
I wish I can see a picture of it, I might be able to tell what it is, or if it the same thing I had.
he could try Neosporin and or antibiotic cream. apply it a couple or more times a day.
if possible, put some something to cover after the cream is on. change it a couple of times a day.
I shouldn't speak too soon, but, so far my hand and wrist are fine now. it has been about 4-5 years ago I had the hand/wrist problem.

when I had the rash on my hand and wrist, I know it was not from my raccoons or foxes.

also, I use to be allergic to cats. (as was my nephew) after having 5 cats,(prior to that, my face would break out in welts) I got immune to it. my nephew has about 4 cats, and he also got over it. not sure how long it took to become immune to an animal allergy... my nephew and I had.

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Posted : May 6, 2019 12:59 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Being itchy helps rule out some things that can be mistaken for rash but technically aren't so wanted to be sure.

When I first got Pua she gave me a nasty rash between my legs because that's where she liked to sleep. I do have a contact allergy to them which is more mild now from exposure but she may have also given me something as she also come with a skin issue. I used neem oil on both of us and it cleared up. Might be worth a try but he might also want to try something for allergies in case it's an allergy.

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Posted : May 6, 2019 3:36 pm
pat
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mary,
you always come up with good solutions. what is neem oil? I never heard of it.

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Posted : May 6, 2019 6:10 pm
TamanduaGirl
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Neem oil is made from the neem tree. It's great for most any skin condition, but it does stink. It has anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal properties and can even work for mites. We used it when my dad made pet spray since it helps with fleas some so have a bunch of it.

https://draxe.com/neem-oil/

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Posted : May 8, 2019 2:02 am
pat
 pat
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Neem oil is made from the neem tree. It's great for most any skin condition, but it does stink. It has anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal properties and can even work for mites. We used it when my dad made pet spray since it helps with fleas some so have a bunch of it.

https://draxe.com/neem-oil/

thank you Mary for the info. I saved that link to my desk top.

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Posted : May 8, 2019 5:26 pm
Peacefulward
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Posted by: @yatzee

Is there a rash people can get from a raccoon? My husband had been dealing with a rash on his face and neck since November. I'm worried it's from Yatzee.
He's been to the doctor but, they don't know what it is. He's been given antibiotics, pills and injections. The rash hasn't gone away.
I keep our living area cleaned especially his litterbox.
We got Yatzee in April last year at 5 weeks old. He didn't have a rash then. 8 months later is when the rash started.
Yatzee was captive breed. His parents were kept in a cage inside a fenced area so, wild raccoons couldn't interact with them.
For some reason the doctor won't send him to a dermatologist.

I have the same issue with my coatimundi. He gives me red, raised and scaly rashes that look like eczema along my arms and all over my face. My doctor prescribed me a steroid cream that I use, it burns a lot but it helps. It seems harmless so I wouldn’t worry. 🤗 

5 Dogs, 2 cats, 2 leopard geckos, 1 guinea pig, 1 axolotl, and a coatimundi currently in my family. 🙂

Exotic "wishlist": red fox, arctic fox, gray fox, bat eared fox, fennec fox, mink, muntjac deer, owl (any species).

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