zymox products (for ear, skin infections, etc.)

Question:
has anyone tried these? i was thinking to order buddy some zymox otic. it's suppose to be a formula that uses enzymes that fight yeast/bacteria ear problems. the products sound promising. im also thinking to get my uncle some of the shampoo (his dog has some sort of fungal skin problem or something).
http://www.petkingbrands.com/zymox_otic_enzymatic_solution/
~Amy

Answer:
My vet gave me a bottle of zymox otic for Banjo, my 10 year old springer. He has a yeast infection in his ears. I've been using it once a day for 6 days now and it seems to be working wonderfully. His ears no longer bother him and I'm not seeing any more of the black gunk It's a little thicker in consistency than some of the other stuff that I've used, it seems to stay in the ear a little better.

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I've had the best luck with witch hazel when she has an active infection (chronic ear infections for my boxer girl).
Also, for "weekly maintenence" (since witch hazel can be drying if used as often as my girl needs it!) I found this stuff from Ark Naturals. It's an ear cleansing lotion, which is super gentle.
The Otic stuff seemed to dry my girl's ears out too much (which, is what they it is supposed to do, but it was a bit too much for my girl). I guess she has sensitive skin! It did get rid of any infection though.

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I've been using Zymox Topical Cream on my cockers lip fold pyoderma with good results
I would definately buy other products of theirs. (but the link said only available from vets

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they have their stuff on ebay and amazon.com. the shipping to canada is a bit pricey, but i found one ebay seller with reasonable shipping. unfortunately vets in my area dont carry their products.
is witch hazal an acidic product? i heard ear cleaners need to be acidic to work. i use epi-otic ear cleaner on buddy and it is drying.
~Amy

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You know, I'm not sure if witch hazel is an acid. The bottle says it is a astringent. (Spelling?)
It says it can be used on bug bites, irratated or inflammed areas for relief. It is 14% alcohol though, so like I said, it's too drying to use for "regular maintenence". Some PF folks recommended it to me.
I use it on my face as a toner as well. Can't beat 99 cents a bottle. (It's near the alcohol and benezol peroxide at your pharmacy/department store.)
There is also a benezol peroxide and water mixture I've heard about as well, for bacterial infections mostly. My girl gets the yeast and allergy inflammation so we don't use that one.

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ive been using the zymox on buddy for about two weeks and its working great. no more black gunk. and its easy to use (no cleaning required) its also not drying or irritating at all which is nice.
the only problem is when he shakes his head, the ointment get on his fur around his ears and causes matting. so i had to trim around his ears a little. hes not a show-dog so this isnt a big issue for us though.
i bought the cleanser too so im just going to use that once or twice a week for maintenence. i ll look into the witch hazel treatment if that doesnt work
slightly ot, do they use topical enzyme products for skin conditions and infections in people too

Amy

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ive been using the zymox on buddy for about two weeks and its working great. no more black gunk. and its easy to use (no cleaning required) its also not drying or irritating at all which is nice.
the only problem is when he shakes his head, the ointment get on his fur around his ears and causes matting. so i had to trim around his ears a little. hes not a show-dog so this isnt a big issue for us though.
i bought the cleanser too so im just going to use that once or twice a week for maintenence. i ll look into the witch hazel treatment if that doesnt work
slightly ot, do they use topical enzyme products for skin conditions and infections in people too

Amy
I used Zymox otic on small skin problems, and it worked fine, but for big ones I'd order a special bottle. As for use on humans, I don't know why they wouldn't work but they have to pass FDA tests here in the US and that can take forever... if I had some for my dog I'd give it a try on myself if I had a small infected wound, just to see if it worked!
My vet first gave it to me for the persistent ear infections my hound had... she's been clear now for some time and it's a relief for both of us... antibiotics and steroids just weren't doing it!