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large wound

My adult large breed dog has a wound on the top of his head it almost looks like a burn, the hair is even gone. Two days ago we noticed it and today after work we  went to "doctor"it and it has doubled in size!!! He stays in a fenced in back yard, nothing but grass and trees. We are at a lose we've never seen anything like it. We are using a cleaner and cream from the vet left over from our other dog. If there is no improvement Monday we are off to the vet. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this?
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974371 tn?1424653129
Could be a few things.  May be ringworm.  Could be a bite of some sort.  Did you look closely for any bite or sting mark? Any inflammation, bleeding, swelling?  Other then washing the area with just warm water and maybe a mild soap, rinsing and drying well, I would not put anything on it and wait for  your Vet to check it.
675347 tn?1365460645
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Could he have got chemicals on his head? Something used to treat fence posts?....etc? Does he like to roll on the ground? Do you put anything on the ground? Or are there any cans with chemicals/motor oil....anything else in them lying around anywhere? Does he like to lie under vehicles?

So many questions I know. But this sounds really strange. I think taking him to the vet is a good idea.
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