Head swelling and opening

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Head swelling and opening

Postby Lyssamichelle96 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:02 pm

I noticed just yesterday Bean has a weird red spot on the side of his head and that side is pretty swollen , the scales are spread apart, compared to the other side.
It doesn't seem to hurt him when I touch it. I'm guessing going to the vet is the best option, I was just wondering if anyone has seen something similar before. [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Head swelling and opening

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:32 am

Does it feel soft like it's filled with fluid? Or hard? A vet may be able to take a sample of fluid buildup to determine what is going on. I would keep taking photos of it so you can more easily compare and see if it is growing or looking worse over time.
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Re: Head swelling and opening

Postby AHBD » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 am

I can't see any swelling from the top. Can you take a pic of the other cheek to compare ?
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Re: Head swelling and opening

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:45 am

Hello,

Yes, if you can take a couple of closer pictures of that, I am not sure what it could be.
Is there anything in his tank that he could have hurt himself on?
You can get some raw, unpasteurized honey to put on that area, to see if that helps to
deter & prevent infection.
Does it seem to be hurting him at all?

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Re: Head swelling and opening

Postby Lyssamichelle96 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:49 am

The spot is pretty close behind his eye, its much darker now than in the original pics
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Possible swelling
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Other side of head
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Thank you guys for replying, sorry it took so long to post, I was working a lot. It seems to be healing maybe? He does have mopani wood for his basking spot and he's pretty active so it is possible he could have hit his head. It almost looks like a scale is missing? It doesn't seem to hurt him and the area feels no different than the other side. I thought it was swollen because the scales on that side are spread more than the other side but even that looks better as of this morning when I took the new pictures.
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