Certain conditions can be treated with canine medicated shampoos. This includes:
Mites and mange:
There are several types of mite infections and mange (also called red mange, demodectic mange, or follicular mange) is caused by one mite in particular, the demodex canis.
Some mites are very contagious and infestation can be contracted by coming into contact with another dog that is infected. With the case of mange, a certain number of these mites are always living in a dog's hair follicles but due to a weakened immune system or other elements, the number of the mites may increase or a Poodle may have a reaction to them.
Signs of mites include intense itching, hair loss, bald spots, skin scabbing, and sores.
There are several types of skin infections that can occur with Poodles including yeast, fungal, and bacterial. Signs may vary; however there is typically an odd odor, and with yeast infections this may be a sour-type smell. There may also be scaling, rashes, and/or an oily sheen.
Severe allergy reactions:
General allergy issues can be effectively treated with the aforementioned oatmeal and aloe shampoo. However, some Poodles can have an intense issue that requires additional treatment. One method that can be very helpful is to use a concentrated spray. This can offer immediate relief and one with hydrocortisone is usually very good at stopping itching and reducing localized irritation and/or swelling.