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Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:40 pm
by cbar
Hi,
This is the first time I've been concerned about my bearded dragon- he seems to have some stuck shed on his tail and some of his scales seem to be bleeding. He doesn't seem to be affected by it at all (still moving around, being active, and eating), but I don't know if there is something majorly wrong. I am going to call the vet tomorrow, but is there anything else I can do to help him?

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:30 am
by JIMMIA
post a photo if can please and use the XIMG button —> https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:44 am
by CooperDragon
Yes, some photos would be helpful. Generally if there is an open wound you want to try to keep it as clean as possible. Applying an antibiotic cream such as plain neosporin may be a good idea too.

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:05 am
by cbar
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Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:33 pm
by CooperDragon
That doesn't actually look too bad. Hopefully the shed will break loose soon. You can try to soften the skin a bit by applying some plain aloe and see if that helps.

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:35 pm
by cbar
Thanks, everyone! I am going to give him some Neosporin and see if that helps.

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:37 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, it doesn't look bad really, looks like his tail is going to shed soon [ but can be weeks from now ] but that one spot got rubbed off. Did you by chance pull that piece off ?

Re: Bleeding scales?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:58 am
by Drache613
Hello,

I agree, that doesn't look too bad. Were you able to get some antibiotic ointment to put on it?
You can also try using some raw, unpasteurized honey or manuka honey too. It is highly
effective for wounds.

Tracie