Beardie Mouth Rot

Forrest T.

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I have a male bearded dragon (he's around three yo), and I recently discovered he has mouth rot by looking inside of his mouth with a Q-tip. I have been rinsing it with betadine and water, administering vitamins and probiotics, and I have even been using rot guard, but it's not getting better. And even how much I search, I cannot find a veterinary clinic that accepts bearded dragons around me. Can anyone suggest any possible treatments, please? If something bad happens to him I will honestly fall apart

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Forrest T.

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Can you post pics of his mouth ? Is he eating or is his mouth too sore ?
Well, he was picky prior to this infection, so he will only eat insects. However, just so he has the strength to fight off the infection, I have been "force" feeding him a few greens with vitamins and probiotics sprinkled on them. I have a hard time opening his mouth, but on the top left corner is red and it has a little yellow patch. His saliva is very thick. I believe he might be in the mid-stages of mouth rot, but I'm not sure.

Edit: The left side of his face is also swollen a tad, which is concerning.
 

Forrest T.

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You're probably doing the best you can , do you need help finding a vet ? You can also offer a little unpasteurized honey.
I am trying my very best--he's my baby, though I have six beardies in total. Both my father and I searched for a while, and we even called around, but no one accepts beardies.. What do you mean honey?
 

AHBD

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Unpasteurized honey is a natural antimicrobial and good for inflamed tissue. Of course it won't be able to stay on the tissue being in his mouth but it might help a little or be soothing.
 

Forrest T.

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Unpasteurized honey is a natural antimicrobial and good for inflamed tissue. Of course it won't be able to stay on the tissue being in his mouth but it might help a little or be soothing.
Thank you very much, but are there any antibiotics I could give him, such as amoxicillin?
 

Drache613

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Hello,

How is your dragon doing this evening? As AHBD suggested, the raw unpasteurized honey is great
& is very effective against all types of bacteria so definitely try that for now.
I hope he gets better, so keep us all posted on his progress. Pictures when you can, would be helpful.

Tracie
 

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