Possible skin infection?

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Possible skin infection?

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:19 am

Hello there, I don’t know if this is anything or not but the area on the top of his face/nose above his mouth is looking a little pinkish and the scales looking dark in color. I didn’t know if it was the beginning of some sort of skin/fungal infection? Maybe I’m being paranoid but he is not usually that color there, I’ve noticed it today and yesterday. Thank you!
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Re: Possible skin infection?

Postby AHBD » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:44 am

That is perfectly normal + very common, a tiny tip of beginning shed. That can happen on any part of the body + is seen all the time by beardie owners. Nothing to worry about. :)
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Re: Possible skin infection?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:45 am

Yup just shed starting :)

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Re: Possible skin infection?

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:49 am

claudiusx wrote:Yup just shed starting :)

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It never looks that way when he is beginning to shed, so that’s what nerves me. Usually
It turns white or gray but think has a pink/pale orange tint and the dark scales, so I was worried that it was something!
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Re: Possible skin infection?

Postby claudiusx » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:20 pm

The head and snout have much thicker scales so usually it does look a bit different than the rest of the body when it sheds. I am 100% sure that based on the picture, it's just shed! :mrgreen:

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Re: Possible skin infection?

Postby Karebearfreezepop0 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:02 pm

Yeah it looks to have turned gray now, so I do believe you’re all correct about it being a shed. It was just odd how it was that one part on his snout and again the coloring and raised skin scared me a little bit especially since it’s a humid summer here.
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