Yellow fungus?

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Yellow fungus?

Postby Eli1288 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:43 am

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I’ve been worried for my bearded dragon for a while, but im getting really worried now. I think he has yellow fungus. I’m saving up money to take him to the vet now, but I wanna hear your guy’s opinions. He’s been eating, sleeping, and using the bathroom fine. I’m just worried sick. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby AHBD » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Hi there, yes I'm afraid it is. Here is some info about it, and I'm sure other posters might chime in :

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... 07fNtHCTD6

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... oSL_OccZ5W
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:24 pm

It's possible that it's just an odd colored shed pattern looking at his belly, but the spots on his back make me think something is up. Getting a skin test done is a good idea. until then I'd treat it like fungus and avoid bathing. Try applying some antifungal creams to the area and I would get some F10 concentrate so you can sanitize areas thoroughly. If confirmed a vet may prescribe an oral antifungal to work along with the topical antifungal. Voriconizole has been fairly successful at treatment if the issue is YF.
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby AHBD » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Yes, definitely have a skin scraping done and only by a VERY experienced reptile vet. An inexperienced vet may conclude that it's bacterial and prescribe antibiotics which won't help.

I'm 99.9% sure it's going to be Y.F. though but hopefully you can get the treatment described in the articles I linked.
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby Eli1288 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:04 pm

Little update, we brought him into the vet and it is yellow fungus. He’s on an oral antifungal and a daily soak in another med. would you guys happen to know if I should take anything out of the terrarium now that he’s being treated?
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:45 pm

OK good. Which antifungal is he on? Voriconizole? That combined with topical treatment should help but it may take a while.

I would take out items that aren't easy to clean. It's good to have some F10 sanitizer on hand and mix it at a relatively strong concentration (1:100-1:250 with water). Use that to spray and sanitize everything regularly to help prevent re-infection. The more you can minimize the setup and make it easy to clean and sanitize the better. https://beanfarm.com/products/f10sc-veterinary-disinfectant-100-ml-3-4-oz?variant=24905406857
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby Eli1288 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:46 pm

He’s on Terbinafine, which is the oral. The soak is a 1:10 Chlorahexidine. I’m going to a local reptile expo this Sunday, so I’m just going to get him new decor and take the old stuff out for a while so I can treat it.
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Re: Yellow fungus?

Postby Drache613 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Hello,

Poor guy, so sorry he was diagnosed with yellow fungus. I'm glad to hear you acted quickly
& got him into the vets. The meds should help him, but he will have to be on them for a
while.
Be sure to use a probiotic also, to help balance out his system. Definitely go ahead & get rid
of the old tank decor that you weren't able to properly sanitize, etc since the spores are so
hardy & can reinfect.
I hope he makes a nice recovery!

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