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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    Still eating is a very good sign. Glad a Vet. is looking into it.
    Keep us posted.
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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by zirliz View Post
    I'm hopeful for him, she seemed somewhat surprised he was still eating.
    They often do until they pass the point of no return. The baytril should help, along with keeping him warm and dry.

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    4th day on Baytail - It's hard to tell I found a treatment in pet store called Tamodine it's supposed to be good for reptiles etc,

    The vet said she was still looking for something else,

    I hope he'll be ok while treating him, he shat one me

    He seemed active and more skittish since moving him out on his own,

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    Out on his own? Wait a minute, there were other snakes in with him?

    Tamodine is just povidone iodine. Personally, for topical skin infections or wounds in and around the mouth, I use chlorhexidine: Hibiscrub Solution 4%-Hyperdrug

    For the mouth it must be diluted to about 1 percent. Both are good products but chlorhexidine is less toxic (if ingested) than iodine.

    Don't worry so much about brand names or if they say it's for reptiles or humans. Just pay attention to the ingredients. That's all that really matters.

    Some of this stuff is very inexpensive and also made for human use, but if they package and label it as a reptile product, the price seems to "magically" triple.

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    he was with another male who I am keeping an eye on in case I need to treat him also,

    ok hopefully I can find this Chlor.... (long name)

    I guess if UK have ireland should have it also

    thanks

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    Povidone Iodine works just as well if you can't find the chlorhexidine. You just have to be very careful and avoid letting them ingest it.

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    I'll see if I can add an updated picture tomorrow, he is in shed at the min so not happy with me handling him,

    I'm hoping he looks better at least a little comparing pictures should give a good indication (hopefully)

    The vet wants to know also so hopefully he is

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?



    I've no idea if it looks better or same, I think I'll be going back to vet next week

    As he is in shed it may look better after but I've no idea

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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    I think you are right. It will look better after a shed.
    This area looks dry and non-swollen. That's a good thing(in my opinion)
    A shed is on the way.
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    Re: I'm concerned - what is it?

    Steve is right. It does look a little better. It's showing signs of healing. Any healing that has occurred will be much more obvious after a shed. The shed tends to remove the dry dead material away from a wound, leaving behind healed live tissue. Sort of like when a scab finally falls off a human's scrape wound. It might take more than one shed to remove all that "crust" though.

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