http://www.geocities.com/pihostess2001/baby.htmlHe's 13 years old and I don't like to take him traveling anymore. It's NOT about the for the vet.
If you look closely at the pics you'll see a little yellow area on the lower gum-line that's puss-like, or is it *** (not sure about the spelling)

anyway the infected area is about the size of grain of rice and has scant bleeding.
Might someone know what antibiotic I need to get? This condition has been going for three days now.
Thanks for ANY good first-hand experience advice.

P
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http://www.geocities.com/pihostess2001/baby.html He's 13 years old and I don't like to take him traveling anymore. It'sNOT about the for the ... I need to get? This condition hasbeen going for three days now. Thanks for ANY good first-hand experience advice. P

From what I saw, unfortunately it looks to be either a pocket of infected skin tissue (possibly Stomatitis that has infected bone tissue), or a tumor; all of which, unfortunately WILL require the experience of a vet to properly eradicate.
As far as what antibiotics are needed; there again, unless it is known what form of infection or the cause of such, it would be extremely difficult to answer that question.
Wish the news was a little better for ya'.
Good luck and keep us updated.
~Wade
Also, let me add this.
If you don't want to take your Iggy to the vet, call your vet and ask if they can run tests with a mouth-swab of the infected area.

~Wade
Thanks, Wade. you talked me into a Dr's visit. I have him scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Might you know what causes this? He lives in a sterile environment so I am surprised he picked this up. Sure, I'll follow-up on this group to educate others if a similar dilemma arises.
or is it *** (not sure about the spelling)

It isn't. Try pus filled blister.
Chad
hello again (Email Removed) typed this:
Might you know what causes this? He lives in a sterile environment

Sterile is a binary state. Either something is sterile (i.e., medical equipment in sealed envelopes fresh out of an autoclave), or it's unsterile. There is no possible way for any living space of any animal to be sterile. Sanitary/sanitized is the best you can do.
so I am surprised he picked this up.

He may not have picked up a bacteria - he may have had a slight injury to the mouth (from lunging or biting something) that became infected... if it's stomatitis (mouth rot) it could be a secondary condition to other health problems that are as of yet unidentified... without blood tests and scrupulously examining the husbandry of the animal, we can't tell. Period.
Glad to hear you'll be taking him to the vet. I bet the stress to the animal will be well worth it. Have you found a qualified herp vet yet?

fr0glet
He may not have picked up a bacteria - he may have had a slight injury to the mouth (from ... are as of yet unidentified... without blood tests and scrupulously examining the husbandry of the animal, we can't tell. Period.

do you think this is life-threatening? I notice now he's a tiny speck of the same thing on the opposite side in same area. His behavior is normal. This has got me all bummed-out and thinking the worst.
Glad to hear you'll be taking him to the vet. I bet the stress to the animal will be well worth it.

I agree
Have you found a qualified herp vet yet?
Yes, he's had the same vet for over five years. maybe longer.
fr0glet

Again, thanks for caring. He's a good boy!
P
Thanks, Wade. you talked me into a Dr's visit. I have him scheduled for tomorrow morning. Might you know what ... surprised he picked this up. Sure, I'll follow-up on this group to educate others if a similar dilemma arises.

Unfortunately I don't know what may have caused this. My suggested thought was just that, a suggestion. As fr0glet pointed out, it could also be an injury that became infected, a broken tooth; there are just too many variables to say for sure.
Fortunately if the infection/condition is fairly recent, you should be able to treat this fully (barring any underlying medical conditions) and quite simply. It is just a matter of knowing WHAT you are treating that is key.

Good luck!
~Wade
Ok, great. we're off to the clinic later today and when I return I will share with everyone.
Thanks, you well wishers.
P and B
Fortunately if the infection/condition is fairly recent, you should beable to treat this fully (barring any underlying medical conditions) and quite simply. It is just a matter of knowing WHAT you are treating that is key.

Yes, I'm VERY lucky i caught it as soon as i did.
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