Our expert says:
the problem that you are encountering is most likely due to the prednisolone 5 mg tablets that you are administering for the treatment of the skin condition. For allergy I usually prescribe the tablets at 0.5-1mg/kg for the 1st 12hrs and then I taper to the lowest dose in 48hrs time. The effect of the prednisolone will only be transitory and will hopefully resolve at the lower doses. Alternative day therapy maybe a better protocol. Unfortunately prednisolone maybe the only solution to supress the allergy. We have used anti-histamines and find that they are not as effective as the latter.
In terms of a work-up on skin conditions. It is generally advisable to do a skin scrape even though you consider the problem to be an allergy. In addition there are other diagnostic tests available that may conclude what the problem is. I advise you to ask your local vet regarding other options.
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