So my younger cat Charlie has developed a skin disorder. He is two and a half years old, and has never had a problem until now. A couple of months ago we took him to the vet because he started developing scabs all over his body. The vet checked him out, did an exam, and couldn't find anything wrong with him. She ended up telling me the scabs were probably from fleas. But Charlie doesn't have fleas. The vet even checked his whole body for fleas while we were there, and couldn't find any. She said maybe he really does have fleas but is he is cleaning them off of him when he is grooming. That didn't sound right to me. Regardless, she prescribed a very strong prescription flea medicine for him, and sent him on his way. I applied the flea medication, but the scabs have only gotten worse. He has a few dime sized scabs with missing hair on his back, and a couple quarter sized scabs on his chest area. He is scratching and biting at the scabs, and they started bleeding and looking really bad. For now, I have the cone on him, and I am applying Neosporin a couple times a day. I know I am going to need to take him back to the vet. I don't know what else she can do for us, since she couldn't find anything wrong with him at our last appointment. I was wondering if anybody here has had anything similar happen with their animals, or does anybody have any thoughts as to what it could be? I know we can't keep the cone on him forever. That is just a temporary fix. Any ideas?