Eosinophilic dermatitis is a very manageable condition if you seek advice and treatment from your vet. Treatment may include:
Avoiding allergy triggers
If you can find out what your cat is allergic to you may be able to stop the allergy all together. This is only possible if the triggers are avoidable (i.e. food or fleas).
If your cat is allergic to something in the environment such as pollens, moulds or dust mites, avoidance is much more difficult.
Medicine to reduce allergy and swelling
Steroids might be used to reduce your cat’s allergic reaction and any inflammation associated with it. They can be given as cream, injection or tablets.
In more severe cases immunosuppressive drugs may be needed to reduce the allergic reaction.
Antibiotics aren’t often needed unless a skin infection has developed.
Occasionally anti-histamines are used alongside other drugs to help reduce symptoms.
Most cats will get better with medical treatment, but in more severe cases your vet may suggest surgery to help speed up recovery.
Ongoing treatment may be necessary if your cat’s symptoms come back once treatment stops.