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From: sukieferret
Date: 2002-02-05 23:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Mast Cell tumor, (ADDED QUESTION for expert advice)

I have an added question in realtion to this. From what I have
read much of the discomfort of mast cell tumors is due to
histamine release. If so, are there any anti-histamine topical
applications that might be effective for quality of life approaches
such a this one? Oral Benedryl is safe i nthe right amounts; is
topical Benedryl? Would such a thing possibly help or is the
release too deep for a topical application to help? If that wouldn't
help would a cortizone cream and if so which type for safety's
sake? Is my recollection of this part of what goes wrong
incorrect, or is it inconsistent with latest data?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Rbossart@a... wrote:
> I have a 7 year old ferret with advanced cardio. Obviously not a
> candidate. He has developed a rather large (approx. 1 cm)
Mast Cell on the
> back of his neck. Is there a treatment besides surgery that will
reduce or
> control it?
> Dick B.