Treatment of Chin Acne in Cats To join a community of cat fanciers interested in cattery related health issues, visit We’ve had quite a few discussions on the treatment of chin acne on the fanciershealth list. I’ve compiled a list of suggestions from our members of things to try: 1) switch to glass or metal bowls… no plastic. Disposable paper plates for food. 2) hydrogen peroxide 3) shaving the chin area to facilitate cleaning 3) topical ointment with antibiotic and anesthetic (Band-Aid brand) 4) medicated powders, like ear powder or Ammens. 5) fullers earth powder to keep the area dry 6) polysporin ointment 7) antifungal cream (such as miconozole or ketoconazole) 8) Hibiclens or Nolvasan (Chlorhexidine gluconate) 9) Panalog cream 10) Gentocin Topical 11) try switching food 12) hot wash cloths on the chin to stimulate draining 13) Micro-tek shampoo 14) Pyoben Shampoo 15) Pink Solution If topical treatments fail: 1. Combo antibiotics – enrofloxacin (Baytril) and amoxicillin/clavulanate (Clavamox, Augmentin). 1st course for 10 days. 10 days off. Then another 10 days on. 2. Systemic antifungal treatment, itraconazole (Sporonox) or fluconazole (Diflucan) –Lorraine Shelton, List Administrator