Yellow bumps under shed

Mangomom

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Disclaimer: Our vet is out of town and we are prioritizing seeking other vet options. This is not an alternative.

My juvenile Mango was completely fine a week ago and finishing up a particularly long shed. I started giving her extra soaks to assist her sheds. Sunday she ate her normal crickets and greens. On Monday morning I noticed some goop in her eye, I used a wet q-tip to wipe that away. I assumed it was some weird shed situation and watched it closely for the next few days and it did not come back. At that same time her torso began to shed. Monday through Wednesday she was alert although a bit less playful. She ate but not quite as much as usual, but because she was shedding I wasn’t too surprised. However, Wednesday evening I noticed that she suddenly had 3 bumps on her back. It looks like some issue under her torso shed. I planned to take her to the vet for their Saturday walk ins because they do not have last minute appointments besides that. On Thursday she didn’t leave her basking spot and did not eat at all. Friday morning I noticed one of her bumps oozing a bit of yellow liquid. She ate a few crickets and a small amount of veggies.

This morning I find out they can’t see me at the vet until May 22. I’m seeking other places to get me in, but wanted to see if anyone has seen this before or had any advice. I am of course panicking this YF… we did get her as a baby from a pet store in February- she is my beloved class pet that I received from a grant. She had a tail rot scare in March and was on antibiotics for that, but has been completely fine ever since. I’m hoping this is not YF because she has zero yellow, white, dry, or crusty scales. I have noticed since Monday a few new black scales, on the torso shed. We did just increase her basking light from 100w to 150w because the temp could’ve been a bit higher. Wondering if this could be a burn? I’m just praying it’s anything except YF. She was fine and then so quickly because so sluggish. I’m so heartbroken.

I’m considering an iodine soak. Please let me know if you’ve seen anything like this before or have any ideas. We are still actively seeking a vet appointment. I included her baby photo because I love her so much 😭 TIA
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Disclaimer: Our vet is out of town and we are prioritizing seeking other vet options. This is not an alternative.

My juvenile Mango was completely fine a week ago and finishing up a particularly long shed. I started giving her extra soaks to assist her sheds. Sunday she ate her normal crickets and greens. On Monday morning I noticed some goop in her eye, I used a wet q-tip to wipe that away. I assumed it was some weird shed situation and watched it closely for the next few days and it did not come back. At that same time her torso began to shed. Monday through Wednesday she was alert although a bit less playful. She ate but not quite as much as usual, but because she was shedding I wasn’t too surprised. However, Wednesday evening I noticed that she suddenly had 3 bumps on her back. It looks like some issue under her torso shed. I planned to take her to the vet for their Saturday walk ins because they do not have last minute appointments besides that. On Thursday she didn’t leave her basking spot and did not eat at all. Friday morning I noticed one of her bumps oozing a bit of yellow liquid. She ate a few crickets and a small amount of veggies.

This morning I find out they can’t see me at the vet until May 22. I’m seeking other places to get me in, but wanted to see if anyone has seen this before or had any advice. I am of course panicking this YF… we did get her as a baby from a pet store in February- she is my beloved class pet that I received from a grant. She had a tail rot scare in March and was on antibiotics for that, but has been completely fine ever since. I’m hoping this is not YF because she has zero yellow, white, dry, or crusty scales. I have noticed since Monday a few new black scales, on the torso shed. We did just increase her basking light from 100w to 150w because the temp could’ve been a bit higher. Wondering if this could be a burn? I’m just praying it’s anything except YF. She was fine and then so quickly because so sluggish. I’m so heartbroken.

I’m considering an iodine soak. Please let me know if you’ve seen anything like this before or have any ideas. We are still actively seeking a vet appointment. I included her baby photo because I love her so much 😭 TIA
It doesnt look like a burn but maybe a abcess or cyst -- here is a website to find another vet in your area - type in a bigger cities zip code if your in a small area - gonna have 2 others look at the post ---
www.arav.org
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AHBD

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Can you show what the distance is from where she lays to the basking bulb ? Just to rule out a possible burn. As far as lots of soaking, they just don't need it. One of the biggest myths that people have bought in to is that they have " stuck" shed because they shad in stages. After their baby phase beardies take much longer to do a full body shed and some areas can linger for weeks, even a month or more. That is normal and they don't really need help from us. A few 5-10 minute soaks now + then are O.K if they like it, once a week or every couple of weeks.
 

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Can you show what the distance is from where she lays to the basking bulb ? Just to rule out a possible burn. As far as lots of soaking, they just don't need it. One of the biggest myths that people have bought in to is that they have " stuck" shed because they shad in stages. After their baby phase beardies take much longer to do a full body shed and some areas can linger for weeks, even a month or more. That is normal and they don't really need help from us. A few 5-10 minute soaks now + then are O.K if they like it, once a week or every couple of weeks.
I’m sorry I’m not there right now, I was there this morning to care for her but because it’s a Saturday I wasn’t staying. My coteacher will be there later to care for her again though. This is the only picture I have now whixh is a screenshot from a video. I have a ramp/hammock there so she can control how close she is to the bulb. I know that ideally we have a long UV bulb and we are saving up money to get that asap. But she does have UVB and heat
 

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I’m sorry I’m not there right now, I was there this morning to care for her but because it’s a Saturday I wasn’t staying. My coteacher will be there later to care for her again though. This is the only picture I have now whixh is a screenshot from a video. I have a ramp/hammock there so she can control how close she is to the bulb. I know that ideally we have a long UV bulb and we are saving up money to get that asap. But she does have UVB and heat
I will definitely slow down on the soaks. She likes to poop in the bath so I had been letting her do that but then of course immediately removing her after. So the soaks depended on how long it took her to poop. Definitely not a necessity if doing more harm than help.
 

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She could get very close to the 150 bulb so that might be what caused the raised areas, they look like possible blisters. Remove the hammock and set the log down lower ASAP. They can get burned at times without realizing it. Get an aloe plant from a gardeining center and break little bits off the top of the stalks to rub on there very lightly. After she sheds you'll see more clearly what that area looks like.
 

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I will definitely slow down on the soaks. She likes to poop in the bath so I had been letting her do that but then of course immediately removing her after. So the soaks depended on how long it took her to poop. Definitely not a necessity if doing more harm than help.
The dome has a basking bulb and a UVB in it? What are you planning to get for a UVB? We have 3 good ones recommended on this forum - she needs the new UVB as soon as possible ---
 

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She could get very close to the 150 bulb so that might be what caused the raised areas, they look like possible blisters. Remove the hammock and set the log down lower ASAP. They can get burned at times without realizing it. Get an aloe plant from a gardeining center and break little bits off the top of the stalks to rub on there very lightly. After she sheds you'll see more clearly what that area looks like.
Oh goodness okay. She does sit right there often with her mouth open, I thought that meant it was perfect. I also thought she would just not sit there if it was too hot. Ugh. I will fix this immediately. Her light is off for the night anyway now.
 

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Oh goodness okay. She does sit right there often with her mouth open, I thought that meant it was perfect. I also thought she would just not sit there if it was too hot. Ugh. I will fix this immediately. Her light is off for the night anyway now.
Could a burn blister like that also explain her acting sick? Because of the pain
 

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Your welcome-- in the meantime what are you using for a UVB coil or long tube fixture? And how are you getting your surface basking temps ?
I know this isn’t ideal. We’re saving up for a full length UVB. I have two thermometers on the tank near basking and on cool area. Recently got new housing for bulb and switched from 100w to 125w because temps were a tad low
 

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AHBD

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So how long has she been acting sick, and what are the symptoms other than the potential blisters. And yes you are right, they do naturally bask with their mouths open but the extra heat up close could still have burned her. It's not the definite conclusive answer but is a possibility. The Solar glo is an MVB and will provide uvb as well as heat so just lower her basking spot and that will be fine.
 

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So how long has she been acting sick, and what are the symptoms other than the potential blisters. And yes you are right, they do naturally bask with their mouths open but the extra heat up close could still have burned her. It's not the definite conclusive answer but is a possibility. The Solar glo is an MVB and will provide uvb as well as heat so just lower her basking spot and that will be fine.
Her symptoms are just that she’s stopped eating as much and she isn’t interesting in hanging out much with me or the kids. Before she would spend time with me on my chest or shoulder, excitedly jump off her ramp when she saw me grab the crickets, etc. Now she just sits right under her light and when I try to pick her up she fights me. She hasn’t pooped since Wednesday morning, but she also hasn’t been eating hardly at all. Her beard is not black. She just seems lethargic and wants to be left alone.
 

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