So I've been combating a mystery skin affliction since February and I think it's FINALLY gone!!! February: http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/40073-kind-graphic-im-very-upset.html After Shed One: http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/40824-pics-montys-recovery.html May: http://www.herpcenter.com/burmese-pythons/41445-mysterious-skin-affliction-back.html This is the second shed since this issue appeared. And he looks better than ever. He just finished shedding yesterday so I immediately cleaned his enclosure and soaked him in betadine. This was at least a pound of poop, and his perfect shed. Not too much of a mess this time. This is his vent after his shed in March. You can see his vent is still irritated. This is his vent yesterday! Perfect! There's a pink tinge, but he always has this after he sheds. It'll be gone in a few days. His lateral scales are all healed. A little blurry, but his central ventral scales are all healed. Monty reacts to head toweling the same way my dog does. He seems to enjoy it.