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Lesion/scab on skin
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:30 AM   #1
nkanter
Lesion/scab on skin

Hi all my beautiful creamsicle cornsnake has a lesion on its side that looks like a scab with some flaking and minor swelling around it. He just ate yesterday a took his meal well. He doesn’t appear to be in any distress and doesn’t seem to have any pain or tenderness in the area. Any ideas what it is or what to do?
 
Old 11-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
Karl_Mcknight
Did taking him to a vet not come to mind?
 
Old 11-03-2017, 12:17 AM   #3
Twolunger
You can't properly diagnose the lesion yourself. It may be scale rot and needs treatment. If it is indeed scale rot, it's usually caused by too much moisture or some abrasion to the scales allowing bacteria to infect the area. There are other possibilities, like tumors or fungal infections. A Vet will have to make that determination. Don't wait, it will not heal itself.
 
Old 11-05-2017, 11:47 AM   #4
nkanter
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Did taking him to a vet not come to mind?
Exotic vet has no availability until this coming Tuesday so I thought I’d see if any of you have had similar problems. Thanks so much for your help though.

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You can't properly diagnose the lesion yourself. It may be scale rot and needs treatment. If it is indeed scale rot, it's usually caused by too much moisture or some abrasion to the scales allowing bacteria to infect the area. There are other possibilities, like tumors or fungal infections. A Vet will have to make that determination. Don't wait, it will not heal itself.

Thank you for your input.
 
Old 11-05-2017, 02:01 PM   #5
Twolunger
I'm glad that you have an appointment with the exotic vet Tuesday. There are a couple things that you can do now. Clean the tank, or vivarium, and water bowl thoroughly with a mild bleach and water, or ammonia and water solution. Rinse it thoroughly and dry completely. If you use bedding, like aspen, put fresh bedding in and keep it dry. Don't let your corn tip over the water bowl. If the vet determines that it is a bacterial infection, he/she may give you a solution, such as 1% betadine to soak him in, plus antibiotic cream. Follow the vet instructions for the duration of the recommended treatment period. Don't stop because it appears the lesion is better. Please let us know what the vet decided was the problem.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:04 PM   #6
nkanter
Well after an excision under sedation it appears to have been some kind of tumor. Awaiting histopathology results.
 
Old 11-10-2017, 01:07 PM   #7
DollysMom
Hoping for the best, nkanter. Thanks for the update.
 

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