Toe nail falling out

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

Toe nail falling out

Postby vincentgiobbe » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:28 pm

Hey guys so I recently rescued a bearded dragon Phoenix who was neglected and never really had been taken out of his cage for 2 years and he was stressed and a month or so ago he tried to escape by hanging from the top of mesh and hurt his nail the entire black part of nail was gone and it’s now barely hanging on to the skin looks like it only hurts him when messed but it’s swollen not infected tho and seems to be like a blackhead substance inside of the toe[Click image to enlarge]
vincentgiobbe
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:15 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Toe nail falling out

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:14 am

Try to keep it from becoming infected by keeping it clean and apply some plain neosporin to the area. If the damaged area starts to look worse via increased swelling or injured looking tissue moving up the toe, then it should be seen by a vet. If infection doesn't set in, the wound is likely to heal over and not cause a problem in the long run.
Image
User avatar
CooperDragon
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 26319
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
Location: Iowa City, IA

Re: Toe nail falling out

Postby vincentgiobbe » Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:18 pm

And what about the stuff inside the toe do you know what it is
vincentgiobbe
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:15 pm

Re: Toe nail falling out

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:36 pm

Puss buildup in reaction to the injury. That may help it heal, but if it becomes infected it could be trouble, so keep dabbing little bits of neosporin (or similar plain antibiotic) on the area to help protect it. Raw/unpasteurized honey can help with this too, but it's sticky so it can be tough to keep from attracting dirt when applied to their feet and hands.
Image
User avatar
CooperDragon
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 26319
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
Location: Iowa City, IA
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users