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Blisters?

Postby Fidel » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:06 am

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I just noticed some blister-like lumps on my beardie. He’s eating, pooing, behaving as normal and doesn’t seem bothered about them. He is shedding at the moment. Anyone ever experienced this? We’re keeping a close eye on him and will be taking him to the vets soon if there is no change.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Blisters?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:07 pm

How close is the basking bulb -- that either looks like bad shed or blisters --- I am gonna flag your post to AHBD she can advise on this
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Re: Blisters?

Postby Fidel » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:15 pm

Thanks.

We recently put a new bulb in and it's slightly bigger and hangs lower than the other one. It also made the viv too warm so we've replaced it with his usual bulb. We've had him about 4 years and never had any issues with him. The only other thing we have done differently is put the viv on the floor (this is just temporary until we get a new stand).
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Re: Blisters?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:20 pm

ok so what is the basking temps in the tank? You want them 95-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons they are inaccurate -- I am not sure what a distance would be for a basking bulb but you want it so he cannot touch it or so close he gets burned ------ its good your moving him back off the floor--- the floor is not a good place for them --- too drafty and hard to control heat / temps in the tank -- and they like to see their surroundings --
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Re: Blisters?

Postby AHBD » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:20 pm

Hi there, how low was the new bulb ? Aside from a burn it might be fungal but for now get some silver sulfadiazene cream for it,you can put some on the shedding area to help it come off more quickly + then you'll see if there are more affected areas. Avoid baths for now and be sure his temps. are good, 80 cool side, 105 hot side. And yes, if it gets worse or you see no change after a few days see about getting to an experienced only reptile vet.
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Re: Blisters?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:22 pm

Here is a website to find a vet
www.arav.org
In case you need it
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Re: Blisters?

Postby Fidel » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:45 am

Short update just in case anyone else has this issue.

Our dragon is fine now. The 'blisters' have just sort of concaved. He is still eating normally, etc and his shed is gradually coming off, we're thinking the old skin will probably come off where they were and will hopefully reveal new healed skin. We're just going to keep an eye on him but we're pretty sure it was something to do with new bulb and the heat in the viv, so we don't feel like the best beardie parents in the world right now but we're happy he's looking (and hopefully feeling) better.

Thanks for your advice.
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