Benzoyl Peroxide for treatment of Mange

I was reading around and heard that many people have successfully treated Mange with Benzoyl Peroxide.

Baron's Mangey Chin

Some people spoke of mixing an 8 oz 10% Benzoyl Peroxide with a dog shampoo and used it twice a week and other just applied the cream directly to affected areas to eliminate the mange.  The strongest % concentration that is effective is 2.5-5%, after that the product approaches the diminished level of effectiveness.  I was forced to use 10% Benzoyl Peroxide cream because I couldn’t find a smaller dosage.  The Benzoyl peroxide purportedly penetrates the skin and releases oxygen that retards bacteria and kills the mites, while cleaning out the pores.  I have become more experimental treating my Doberman due to the lack of effectiveness of Sulfur based products (see the dedicated page!), Ivermectin, Advocate/Advantage Multi all were mildly effective.  I recently have been using Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide 1% solution and it has been the most effective by far, but it has not eliminated the Mange and I believe there is a more effective topical cream out there.  I have been testing Benzoyl Peroxide by sparingly using the cream on certain areas for side effect checks.   His chin was quite swollen and slightly pus-sing and after two days of applications the affected area has become much less inflamed.  I will keep you updated but I believe I will have to recommend the use of this product at a concentration level of 2.5% to avoid any adverse reactions that I am unaware of.  It is improving his condition visually!

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6 month old Baron Munchausen and his case of Mange.

Baron the Doberman with Sir Winston aka spanky sanderson
Baron the Doberman with Sir Winston aka Spanky Sanderson

My 6 month old Doberman pup has Mange.  It has been the most difficult health issue I have ever attempted to treat in any dog I have had by far. I created this page for a 1 stop shop for info on treating your dog with mange and sharing your successes and failures so we all can be more sucessful treating our pups and we don’t have to go to 800 different sites to get a fraction of the info we need to best treat our pups.  I will be updating frequently but please do participate so keep my wheels spinning with this page!