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RE: Retic. Hole/Abrasion/Huh? HELP!

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Sat Dec 11 17:56:34 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

That all sounds very positive. This doesn't help you decide what it is, but it does help you relax in knowing you have some time to trouble shoot, and that the problem, at least for now, is minor.

Lets see what the pictures look like. Although you can't find what he may be abrading his head on, I think the most likely differential diagnoses at the moment is some sort of trauma. This, you can try treating at home. I'd suggest cleaning with a chlorhexadine scrub. Hydrotherapy may also help and can be applied while rinsing off the scrub. Allow the wound to dry thoroughly, and then you may apply Hibitane ointment or perhaps your polymyxin ointment, though since it's not working you may want to try something new. Do this twice a day.
The above can be also be done with a dilute (tea coloured) iodine solution.

If after all of this it doesn't get better (it should with each shed), or it gets worse, then a skin scraping, biopsy, or other diagnostics should be done to define the problem more and hopefully give you more directed treatment.


   

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