kathleenmaeve Posted May 9, 2016 Share Posted May 9, 2016 Hi, all! I was wondering if any of you with "corn dogs" have run into paw pad infections after hulling a corn? I recently used the duct-tape method on a very persistent corn and my dog (Castle) was finally able to walk pain-free for a few days. The duct tape raised the corn to the point where I was able to pick it out with my fingers and it left a little divet where the corn had been - I put Abreva on this divet for a few days. This morning Castle got up and was three-legged lame with a lot of pain/sensitivity in the paw pad that gets the corns. There is no evidence of a new corn forming on the surface of his pad and this is WAY more lame than he's ever been in the early (non-visible) stages of a new corn. I took him into the vet and she agreed that the surface of the pad appears corn-free though there is discoloration throughout (the pad is normally a dark grey and today there are some spots with light grey/whitish pigmentation- I'll try to get a picture later). Given how painful it is and how quickly it cropped up (overnight) the vet suspects an infection possibly from when the corn was hulled. We've been getting a lot of rain and the backyard has tons of mud spots so it would be easy for gunk to get up in there and cause a problem. We're doing a week of anti-inflammatory meds and a betadine soak every day. We'll move to anti-biotics next week if it hasn't resolved (the vet didn't want to prescribe them right away since she's suspecting an infection but there are no outward signs of one besides the lameness and discoloration). Anyone else experience this? Any suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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