These words indicate it will require time to help or clear the chronic dermatitis in a patient. A skin allergy history is taken, as well as skin scrapings, allergy tests and even mite treatments.In New England,we see literally thousands of these pets. In the south such an extensive skin involvement is even more common. This Coon hound is happy other than very itchy and bald abdominal skin patches. We hope to establish cause of allergy as well as issues related to the skin. Finnigan deserves to obtain a little relief especially since summer time is even a worse time for skin allergy.