Red bump near lip...

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Red bump near lip...

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:04 pm

I am taking care of my daughter's bearded dragon while she is away for the week. He developed this red bump. Is there anything I should do for him?

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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:44 pm

What have you been feeding him? Are you sure its not food ? Have you tried washing it off?
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:16 pm

KarrieRee wrote:What have you been feeding him? Are you sure its not food ? Have you tried washing it off?
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He is eating a mix my daughter made up of fresh fruits and veggies (no berries). I have tried to wash it off, it is a swollen bump. :(
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:25 pm

Ok so has he gotten to close to his heat lamp? I have seen burns before but not like this -- some others are gonna haft to weigh in on what they think
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby Drache613 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:36 pm

Hello,

Hm, that looks a little painful for him!
Are you only feeding the food mix to him, or, is he getting any type of insects to eat also?
You could try some raw, unpasteurized honey on that area, to see if it takes down any of
the swelling & inflammation. It is something that just cropped up suddenly?
I would say that if it doesn't go down soon, that you should get him into the vet for them to
do a biopsy of the tissue to be sure it doesn't get out of control & isn't cancerous.
Does it seem to be bothering him?

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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:10 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so has he gotten to close to his heat lamp? I have seen burns before but not like this -- some others are gonna haft to weigh in on what they think
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I don't think he could have gotten too close to his heat lamp.
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:11 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Hm, that looks a little painful for him!
Are you only feeding the food mix to him, or, is he getting any type of insects to eat also?
You could try some raw, unpasteurized honey on that area, to see if it takes down any of
the swelling & inflammation. It is something that just cropped up suddenly?
I would say that if it doesn't go down soon, that you should get him into the vet for them to
do a biopsy of the tissue to be sure it doesn't get out of control & isn't cancerous.
Does it seem to be bothering him?

Tracie


I am not his usual caretaker, but I know my daughter didn't mention anything strange before she left. I think it must have just popped up suddenly a few days ago. I will try the honey. He gets occasional live food. How often should we be doing that? Most of the time she just feeds him fresh fruit and veggies.
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby beardeddragonnewbie » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:09 pm

Hello! Today the bump is completely gone, as if nothing ever happened. I have no clue what this could've been. But am happy its gone. :blob5:
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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby claudiusx » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:25 pm

I was going to post last night I guess I forgot. It was most likely food. Once it dries it can sometimes really get stuck on there.

Either way, glad it's gone! :D

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Re: Red bump near lip...

Postby Drache613 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:29 pm

Hello,

Well....a food particle was going to be my next thought, since it was located there.
I am so glad that it turned out to be just food the, most likely! :D
They sure know how to make us worry though.

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