Odd red and yellow spot

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Odd red and yellow spot

Postby anyperson123 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:28 am

I noticed this strange spot on my beardie today. [Click image to enlarge]
it's in the middle of some stuck shed he has and don't know what to do. There was a cricket in there that was hiding but I don't know if that is what caused it.
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:37 am

Crickets can cause infection if they bite can you post a pic of the wound from above please
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby anyperson123 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:13 am

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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 am

It looks like hes got some infection or fungal thing going on I am gonna have another person look at this
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:20 am

I don't like the look of those wounds. It's possibly an infection from a bite, but it looks like it could be a yellow fungus infection. I would book a vet appointment as soon as you can to test the skin for infection and treat accordingly. In the meantime, I would apply an antifungal cream like lamisil to the area and see if that has any effect. If it does appear to start helping, then the issue may be fungal. If it doesn't seem to make a difference, the issue may be bacterial (but it's tough to tell for certain without a vet testing the skin around the wounds. If it does turn out to be yellow fungus, then a combination of topical antifungal creams and oral meds (Voriconizole has shown the best results from what I've seen) may be needed for long term treatment.
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby AHBD » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:03 pm

I agree that looks like fungal. The Lamisil is a good idea and you can get a small jar of unpastuerized raw honey [ from a health store or if you know a beekeeper ] and mix some in when you apply the Lamisil. Raw honey is also an antifungal and helps healing all sorts of wounds.

How is your dragon eating ? He looks pretty thin so I wondered about his appetite .
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby Drache613 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:55 pm

Hello,

Yes, unfortunately it does look fungal, it has classic signs & color of it.
As suggested, try getting the Lamisil anti-fungal cream to put on it, or you can even use
the raw honey too making sure there are no loose insects in the tank to be attracted to it.
What is the humidity in the tank currently?

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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby anyperson123 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:19 pm

I'm sorry for the late response. I took him to the vet today and he has an Infection. What I thought was stuck shed was actually scabs, I have medications for him now that should help. Yes, he is under weight this is do to the infection, his diet is four waxworms or crickets daily with different greens and vegetables. His tank humidity ranges to 35 to 40.
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby AHBD » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:23 pm

What type of meds. were prescribed for your little dude ? And will he eat more than 4 crickets ? He should be able to have at least 10-15 if he wants them.
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby anyperson123 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:29 pm

He was prescribed Silver Sulfadiazine cream and Fortaz Injection. I try to get him as much as he wants some days it 4 others it 6 then 3 it's all over the place but 4 is about average.
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Re: Odd red and yellow spot

Postby Draven88 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:41 pm

anyperson123 wrote:He was prescribed Silver Sulfadiazine cream and Fortaz Injection. I try to get him as much as he wants some days it 4 others it 6 then 3 it's all over the place but 4 is about average.



Definitely keep offering food till he is eating more, hopefully once the infection is cleared up that wil also help the appetite. Variety can also help, you may want to try dubia as they can be a favorite of many dragons.
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