How to tell the difference between damaged scales and scale rot?

Shotty.Sub

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Smaug
Hi,

New beardie owner here. We adopted a 14 month old female dragon. Here is my introduction post which has all the infor on setup and diet:

So. The previous owner had a lot of rocks and other small pointy objects. So she had some damaged scales on her tummy. We're working on switching to a simpler minimal set up.

I believe her stomach is getting ready to shed, so is her face, arm, and one toe. So she's been running around wildly.

Just curious how to watch this scales and determine when scale rot may be a concern. Also how easy is it to recover from? If caught early.

Pardon the stress lines, we held her up near the window for lighting :)

Also super grateful for everyone support on this site. Been lurking for a few months.
 

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KarmaMoon

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Nova
I am not an expert and only 5 months in to having a dragon. But my thoughts 1 of course those lines r stress lines. 2 those dark dots are odd. I have read people say useing neosporn with out pain relief on tail rot after they soak it in watered down Betadine. So maybe just wipe it with a thin amount of neosporn and wait to see what the shead looks like??

I just looked for photos like yours. Mites if not hurt scales could be the answer.
 

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