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- 24-Jun-12, 11:19 AM #16
Waterrat, i'm not trying to have a go at you, but a qualified vet examined my animal, gave a diagnosis, and prescribed her professional opinion on what treatment should be. I'm going to trust that the vet is right.1 Diamond Python (Heidi), 1 Darwin Carpet Python (Blaze), 3 Children's Pythons (Charlie, Eleanor & Boo Radley), 3 Black Soil Dragons (Icarus, Calypso & Rocket), 2 Central Netted Dragons (Triton & Sally), and 1 Corgidor (Bonnie).
Icarus, could you please post some photos of the head?
- 24-Jun-12, 11:34 AM #18
- 24-Jun-12, 11:42 AM #19
I'd be interested in seeing a pic of what you are treating. What Waterrat has said is true for 90% of stomatitis cases that I have seen and treated. Because reptiles have solid pus, not liquid like us, it won't go away without manual help, even after the bugs are long gone. The only reason to not open it up would be if the swelling was tissue swelling alone.
- 24-Jun-12, 11:58 AM #20
Thanks Danny, I feel better now, it's been a long time and I assume the antibiotics I mentioned have been replaced by something new.
If it was a case of tissue swelling, would you call it stomatisis or as the vet suggested "mouth rot"?
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- 24-Jun-12, 12:21 PM #21
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The listerine is probably not the go, but Pete Nosworthy advocates the peroxide dilution to wash the affected area after the cheese comes away. Along with antibiotic shots of baytrill. I have used this successfully on wild caught/escaped coastals who do it a bit tough getting through a central coast winter.
If it just swelling I would call it stomatitis not mouth rot. Re inflamation only
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- 24-Jun-12, 02:35 PM #22
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Well this all has me curious as well now. I'd love to see pics if you're able, Icarus. I suppose I could Google some but if yours is an early/ different case then I'd love to see what to look out for before it gets to the rot stage.
- 24-Jun-12, 03:35 PM #23
that was my bad bringing in the term mouth rot - the vet only said stomatitis, but when i got home and googled it mouth rot popped up so i figured they were one in the same. i dont actually have any photos of the lumps- i didnt take any when they first apeared and now theyve gone down since shes been on antibiotics. basically they just looked and felt like there were two tiny ball bearings under her skin- one below her right eye and one in the centre of the underside of her mouth. the vet said we'd caught it in the very early stages, so i guess that means when its only tissue swelling and the necrosis hasnt developed.1 Diamond Python (Heidi), 1 Darwin Carpet Python (Blaze), 3 Children's Pythons (Charlie, Eleanor & Boo Radley), 3 Black Soil Dragons (Icarus, Calypso & Rocket), 2 Central Netted Dragons (Triton & Sally), and 1 Corgidor (Bonnie).
Another good thread all around guys. Thanks for the info and knowledge.
- 24-Jun-12, 03:59 PM #25
Icarus, I am not trying to lecture you, there are far more qualified people here than me, e.g. Geckodan, but from this description, it wasn't necrotising stomatitis and I am pretty sure (100%) of that.
The main thing is, the lumps are gone and that a happy end.
- 24-Jun-12, 04:46 PM #26
well its good youre not trying to lecture me because it wasnt me who diagnosed it, it was the qualified, experienced reptile vet1 Diamond Python (Heidi), 1 Darwin Carpet Python (Blaze), 3 Children's Pythons (Charlie, Eleanor & Boo Radley), 3 Black Soil Dragons (Icarus, Calypso & Rocket), 2 Central Netted Dragons (Triton & Sally), and 1 Corgidor (Bonnie).
- 24-Jun-12, 10:03 PM #27
- 24-Jun-12, 10:42 PM #28Originally Posted by Waterrat;
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