Surgical repair is often considered the most effective treatment for ear hematomas. While under anesthesia, an incision is made along the length of the hematoma on the inner surface of the ear. After the fluid and blood clots are removed, the inner surface of the ear is tacked down to the outer surface of the ear with sutures. The sutures hold the inner and outer surfaces against each other so that when scar tissue forms, the two surfaces are smooth and not lumpy. The sutures generally stay in place for a few weeks while the incision is left open so that fluid will continue to drain as the ear heals. Eventually, the incision will heal on its own.
Is there a none surgical cure for dog ear hematoma that entails all of a Chinese Cresteds ear?
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Dog ear hematoma refers to the accumulation of fluids (blood, lymph etc.) over the concave surface of ear,located in between the ear skin and cartilage.
Dog ear hematoma occurs as the result of the rupturing of minor capillaries or small veins on the ear surface, under the skin. It can be mild to severe, which most of the time is treated surgically.
In some cases, depending upon the status and severity of the condition, it may be treated non – surgically, but it should never be considered as a true treatment.
If, the dog ear hematoma is fresh, and is of minor importance, . does not cause an immediate and vast inflammatory response, it can be treated by applying tapes on both the inner and outer surface of the ear. This should be able to restrict fluid from accumulating over the surface.
Also, these tapes should keep both the surfaces, skin and cartilage intact, so that blood escape can be minimized or so that clotting is facilitated. In addition, gentle massage should be done, which will keep fluid dispersed over the surface which will then be gradually absorbed.
In case the dog ear hematoma is acute and severe, there is no other way to treat it, except surgery. These procedures also vary. Dogs in which the ear anatomy is feared to be deformed, fluid is drained with help of syringe, and if needed a cannula (tube) is passed for continuous drainage.
On the other hand, an incision might be required for complete drainage along with the application of local healing remedies.
Remember, dog ear hematoma treatment solely depends upon the status and acuteness of the hematoma. It cannot be related to the willingness of an owner or other factors. By using a minor incision and by applying post surgical sutures, any impact on the anatomical features of the ear can be limited.
Dog ear hematoma is never a primary condition itself, it is secondary or caused by another dog ear condition, such as a parasitic infestation, infection or other ear problems. Along with treatment of the hematomas, “ear canal health” should also be maintained to prevent the recurrence of the dog ear hematoma. It should be noted that recurring hematoma is more severe and usually cannot be treated without surgical procedures.
Natural remedies such as Ear Dr. are one way to treat minor ear health problems, while usage of specific therapeutics prescribed by a veterinarian is another way to treat both minor and major issues related to dog ear health.
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