Tea tree oil accident! Please help! :'(

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Tea tree oil accident! Please help! :'(

Postby Mikaella17 » Thu May 21, 2020 5:27 am

Hi everyone,

We have had a horrible situation today!

My beardie has had a small black lump spot under his neck and it looked like it was rotting with the scales coming off.

We decided to clean it today with alcohol and tea tree oil and his neck turned black and got worse! :(

We gave him a cold bath to soothe and remove the tea tree oil and used a soft toothbrush to try and get it off :(

He seems to be doing okay but it's still a bit black.

After looking up ways we can fix the issue, we saw how dangerous it is. :( I feel so terrible and irresponsible.

Does anyone know what I can do? :( would appreciate any advice that will help him.
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Re: Tea tree oil accident! Please help! :'(

Postby AHBD » Thu May 21, 2020 7:28 pm

Hi Mikaella, did your dragon have a bad reaction or is getting worse ? Is his breathing O.K ? Can you post a pic of the beard ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them.

If you have some raw honey, dab that on the beard .
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Re: Tea tree oil accident! Please help! :'(

Postby Drache613 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:47 pm


So sorry that happened to your boy! Did you use it full strength then, or did you dilute it
any at all?
It can be used, but, it does need to be diluted to be less stringent. Another option would
be to use a diluted betadine solution instead if you need a solution for cleaning a wound.
It most likely stung which caused him to have a black beard. Just give him time to have
the area feel better & his beard should go back to normal. I would not use straight alcohol,
though, just diluted betadine, antibiotic ointments, or raw, unpasteurized honey, on a wound.

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