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Beardie pus?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm
by faithm987
So, my beardie has what I believe to be a pus pocket on his snout right above his nostrils, and it seems to be getting bigger. The pus itself is clear with a yellow tint, and it seems to bother him when I get near it and/or touch it with a q tip, should I go to a vet? or let it be? Suggestions on home remedies maybe?Image

Re: Beardie pus?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:59 pm
by KarrieRee
Please post pics of the dragon--- https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at top of message box then click on pics they should post---
Is it a burn ? has he gotten too close to the basking bulb ?
Karrie

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:04 pm
by faithm987
he does get really close, how would I be able to tell if it's a burn? it seems to be spreading if it is a burn how do I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:21 pm
by KarrieRee
Spreading? Not good- need to see it first- burns don't spread- inorder to help post pic of it--- Tracie drache613 our vet mod or ahbd would be able to help but they need to see it
Karrie

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:16 pm
by faithm987
I posted a picture and now it seems another one is starting to come up on his eye that I didnt notice before, i dont know if its urgent but i have to wait until thursday to do anything, that's when I get paid unless its urgent

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:25 am
by Drache613
Hello,

Where did you post your picture? I am not seeing it at the moment.
How long has the nostril area looked this way?
Is it bumps/blisters or just odd looking skin?

Tracie

Re: Beardie pus?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:11 am
by faithm987
it's just been from over the weekend, maybe friday night or thursday I noticed them but they werent big enough to be a big concern

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:30 pm
by faithm987
I posted the picture, any ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:35 pm
by KarrieRee
I see that and I have not a clue --- Tracie will haft to look or AHBD --- you can always PM them and ask and make sure they see the pic
Karrie

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm
by AHBD
That just looks like a small area of unshed skin, I see my beardies like that many times. Dab a paper towel on it , you'll probably see that it's not wet but is just skin.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:30 pm
by faithm987
well I've touched it with a que tip and cleared yellowish liquid comes out that's why I'm puzzled

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:33 pm
by AHBD
Can you dab it now + post a pic of the Q-tip ? Just want to see if it's just soft scales.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:56 pm
by faithm987
I dont wanna forcibly bust the pocket, I only swabbed it when it looked wet but when I fer home I can I just dont know what to do with it because it's obviously hurting him

Re: Beardie pus?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:27 pm
by AHBD
I'm 99% sure that's just a shed coming off, beardies generally don't like those areas to be touched. They don't like anywhere near the eye being touched , doesn't mean that it hurts at all.

Re: Beardie pus?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:12 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I agree, it does look like it is going to shed. There is a layer of fluids between the unshed
skin/scales & the newly developed scales underneath which is likely what you are seeing &
feeling.
If he isn't too close to his basking light then it really can't be any type of burn.

Tracie