If it was prescribed before for the same thing, chances are it will work. As far as I understand, for skin infections, Antibiotics should be taken at minimum for 3 weeks for a skin infection, often longer. I'd think if Shades has a response to them it would be after approx a week or so, meds for skin infections take a long time to work their way out to the skin.
As for the Atopica, I *would* make a vet app. for that. It is a serious drug, it is used in people as a drug to assist in Organ Transplant patients, it is a severe immuno suppressive and it would be worth paying the exam fee for your vet's knowledge.
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
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