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FELINE MILIARY DERMATITIS (FELINE ECZEMA)

This condition is a set of symptoms caused by a number of diseases:
allergies (food, fleas, environmental)
nutritional deficiencies
bacterial infections
fungal and yeast infections
autoimmune disorders
hormonal imbalances
unknown causes

The cat will have lots of small, crusty and inflamed bumps (like millet seeds hence the name). These can be on the head or base of the tail (often due to fleas) or cover a large amount of the body. The skin can become very damaged due to the licking and scratching.

The condition is managed with regular flea control, special diets, nutritional supplements, medications to treat any infections on the skin and to stop the cat from scratching.
 
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