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    Re: Abscess?

    I already did switch him to paper towels.
    I don't have any type of moss or peat, but I do have that coconut fibre stuff that expands when wet. Would a bit of that under one of his hides work?
    Anji

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    Re: Abscess?

    OR, better yet, warm, moist paper towel. Keep things as sterile as possible.

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    Re: Abscess?

    Right. So if I put a folded square of moist paper towel over where the heat pad is, then it should help?
    Sorry, I'm full of questions, but this is the first time I've ever had a real issue with my snakes, aside from the first one that led me to this forum to begin with!
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    Re: Abscess?

    Quote Originally Posted by anji1971 View Post
    Right. So if I put a folded square of moist paper towel over where the heat pad is, then it should help?
    Sorry, I'm full of questions, but this is the first time I've ever had a real issue with my snakes, aside from the first one that led me to this forum to begin with!
    Yes. Note, I'm no expert on snake vet care, but I have talked to a qualified veterinary professional recently (Yesterday) about multiple aspects of snake care, and when snakes bleed it's good to sanitize the wound, apply antibiotic, and keep the snake very warm as well as moist.

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    Re: Abscess?

    Well, it's one more piece of advice I didn't know about, so it's much appreciated!
    I'm going to go add that wet towel to his tank right now!
    Anji

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    Re: Abscess?

    Make sure you keep the ambient air temperature up and don't feed him.

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    Re: Abscess?

    yeah
    I was going to say that also
    keep the temps up
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    Re: Abscess?

    Neosporin is recommended for injuries in the scab stage. Vets use it all the time, that and this other form that escapes me at the moment. x.x

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    Re: Abscess?

    I'm glad the feeding was mentioned, as I was just wondering whether or not to feed him tonight! How long should I wait?
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    Re: Abscess?

    As long as he doesn't begin to lose weight, you'll want to wait until any signs of infection are gone, or until the wound begins to heal.

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