I cannot comment on whether this would help for issues below the skin, but it has helped our dog's atopic dermatitis. She is a poodle mix and we are doing everything we can before immunosuppressants. Her allergies are moderate and she takes an antihistamine, regular anti-itch shampoo bath, fish oil supplement, hypoallergenic diet, etc. You name it, we're on it. She cannot tolerate oral CBD, makes her vomit. This is not a 100% cure for skin allergies, but if you are already doing everything else, it takes the edge off on days pollen counts are high. Our dog REALLY benefits from a simple wet paper towel wipe-off of her problem areas. This balm visibly soothes her mild redness within a few hours and reduces her scratching. However, be warned – she's pretty keen to lick it off. We have a "neck donut" we place on for a half hour after application to distract her. The balm also works very well on dry, irritated skin. It helped us fix our other two dogs' nasal hyperkeratosis from summers in the desert. Will buy again – not a miracle worker, but heavy duty relief nonetheless!