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Burn To Blister Or Infection? -ivyer The Green Amevia

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  1. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    I was unsure where to post this, so if this is not an ideal place, please tell me and I will happily move.

    I purchased a green amevia from a reptile show. He was in good condition when I got him, but after some months he was losing weight. I finally got him near back to a good weight, when I noticed near his eye, he had a little mark. I couldn't tell what it was, so I decided to watch it. Over time, it seemed to heal, but I went to check on him, and it changed. I'm taking him down to Doug (Reptile rescue/rehabilitator), to see exactly what this is. I theorize he burned himself on his basking spot, and it has blistered, since he has no sharp things in his habitat that could have left such a mark. I have attached a close up picture. I have lowered his basking spot location, which he also likes to sleep on. NOTE: HIS EYE IS FINE, IT JUST LOOKS WEIRD, BECAUSE I WOKE HIM UP WHEN I TOOK THE PICTURE. THIS HAS NOT AFFECTED HIS EYE AT ALL. 6417474017704228839-account_id=2.jpg
     
  2. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    On the off chance his eye is fine having that blister next to it won't let it stay that way.
    Get him to a vet soon, there's really not much we can say or do to help here if its infected.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And honestly it doesn't look like a burn. more like a spider bite or some wound that has become infected. I would suggest a vet as opposed to a rescue. This is likely to require at the least antibiotics. left to itself it could infect the eye.
     
  4. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

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    He went yesterday. It's an abscess, so they cleaned it up, but recommended Neosporn. It will take more applications, but because it's so close to his eye, and he will rub at it if it's any type of ointment or cream. Since Neosporn is light, he doesn't mind it. He looks good today, though it's clear he's mad I took out his favorite rock. It was a rubbing hazard
     
  5. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    He went yesterday. Because it is so close to his eye, an antibiotic cream could get into his eye and damage it. It was found to be an abscess, so he cleaned it out. Because Doug is a rehabilitater, if he didn't think we could take care of it, he would have directed me to his vet that took care of a dying chameleon someone gave up on when they brought it in.
    Anyway, the wound was cleaned out, infection removed, and a layer of Neosporn, since it is thinner and won't damage his eye should he rub it into it, was applied. Because it's really not a big wound as it looks, and if it keeps on a good heal, this should resolve in a week or so. Of course with a few more cleanings and more medicine.
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Good to hear. And no offense to your friend but I have ran across far too many "rehabbers" who talked a good game but when it came down to it had no more real knowledge than a basic hobbyist. And some not that much. So i always suggest a good herp vet.
     
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  7. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    I can understand that. I assure you he is good. He's a family run business, and the only reptile vet is hours away. As such, for people like my family who love their reptiles but don't have much money (although if I thought it was affecting my animals I would give them away to someone who could better care for them in a heart beat), he learns all he can from vets and his vet friends to offer as much as he can in the way of help, advice, and medicine to people who need it so their animals, and their pocket books, don't suffer. Ivyer was in good shape when I got him, though he was in a tiny plastic container, and I mean TINY, he had a broken toe, no extra heat at the show I got him from, and they ended up ductaping his container shut. The other amevias they had didn't move. After a while, Ivyer started loosing all this weight, so I don't know if I wasn't feeding him enough or if it was a problem. I'm thinking it was an intestonal problem that we have since treated, because now he's gaining weight just fine, and his broken toe has healed. He's taming down in fact, from his panic state, as he will now take food from my fingers. He's tong-fed superworms, though I don't let them crawl around, since he does still have a shed problem we are working to solve.
     
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  8. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    I apologize if you don't want this update, but incase you do, the scab came off today, and there was almost no infection when cleaning it out. However, he will not open the eye that the injury is by. Tomorrow, he has another trip to have the open wound checked. He has been moved into a smaller, bare-bottom cage, to limit the possible irritants getting into the open wound.
     
  9. SomeLizardsInABucket

    SomeLizardsInABucket Well-Known Member

    I apologize if you don't want this update, but incase you do, the scab came off today, and there was almost no infection when cleaning it out. However, he will not open the eye that the injury is by. Tomorrow, he has another trip to have the open wound checked. He has been moved into a smaller, bare-bottom cage, to limit the possible irritants getting into the open wound. Hopefully all goes well.
     
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  10. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    No apology needed. we like up dates. far too many times we get people here with an issue and never hear from them again. By learning the results everyone can benefit.
     
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  11. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

    What Merlin said. :) I hope I didn't sound aggressive or condescending in my first post lol, it's great to hear he's seeing a vet and that things seem on the mend.
     

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