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Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:22 am
by SkittlesK
Hey guys.
So my adult bd has a slight RI
I was treating her with reptaid for about 15 days.
She hasn't needed it for awhile.
So her beard swells up usually when she goes poop.
Should I give her reptaid when I see her beard swell?
Or is this something I should take to the vet.

& Also how do I treat an RI
The reptaid works with some symptoms not all
Should I continue treatment then x-ray her lungs?

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:28 pm
by CooperDragon
Does her beard swell with fluid or is it swelling with air?

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:55 pm
by SkittlesK
I'm not sure but she's not puffing her throat out.
It swells up usually when she goes poop
& That's not often

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:03 pm
by CooperDragon
Can you post a photo or video (or both) the next time you see her do this? It may be helpful to determine what's going on.

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:19 pm
by SkittlesK
Okay sure.
I also been massaging her belly to help her poo
Not sure if that could be the cause.

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:41 pm
by SkittlesK
Would supplements like serrapeptase & be pollen & dandelion powder help with the swelling?

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:13 pm
by CooperDragon
serrapeptase has been known to reduce inflammation. Without knowing the cause or extent of the beard swelling though, I can't say if it will be helpful or not.

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:59 pm
by SkittlesK
The respiratory infection is getting worse.
The reptaid seems to help
How long can I give reptaid for?
I notice I have alot left

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:24 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Do you have a way to do any nebulizing treatments on her? Respiratory infections are
quite serious if they go on for too long. Be sure to keep her warmer in her tank overnight,
usually around 80 is good.
Has her beard been black at all?

Tracei

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:51 am
by SkittlesK
Yeah I've noticed it progressively getting worse.
Not blackbearding but it is def getting worse.

What do you recommend nebulizing?
F10sc?
And what should I use is there a fogger you could link to me?
Thanks

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:29 am
by SkittlesK
I'm also curious about nebulizing tylosin 50 I heard that clears up resp inf pretty quickly
Can I get some info on that?

Re: Beardies beard swelling

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:23 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I PM'd you with regards to the Tylan50. I hope you are able to find it, as most of the time it has
been shown to be very effective for stubborn respiratory infections.
How is your dragon doing this evening?

Tracie