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Bald patch above nose

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Our three month old guinea big developed a bald patch above nose a three days ago. It was very small but in the last 24 hours has got larger.No redness. Does this sound like a fungal/ringworm infection
 

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We can only guess but there is the potential for it to be ringworm
Please have your piggy seen by a vet for the correct diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, exercise good hygiene, and if you can, get hold of some F10 disinfectant to clean the cage and equipment, wash bedding etc
Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 

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Hi!

Please see a vet for a diagnosis. We cannot even guess just from your words.

If it comes back with ringworm, you can reclaim the veyt fee from the place you have got your guinea pigs from if this has happened within 2-3 week of purchase.
New guinea pigs: Sexing, vet checks&customer rights, URI, ringworm and parasites

If you piggy comes back with a ringworm diagnosis, please follow the very detailed practical advice in our ringworm guide to get on top of it once and for all. In nearly 15 years of running this forum, we have had ample time to work out all the potential transmission angles and how to address them, as well as which treatments work better, which work and which not.
Here is the link: Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 

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I posted this as we couldn't get to vet straight away. We went to the vet this morning and ringworm has been confirmed.
 

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I posted this as we couldn't get to vet straight away. We went to the vet this morning and ringworm has been confirmed.
Please follow the detailed advice in our ringworm hygiene guide. Ringworm spores invisible but very long lived and highly contagious to humans and other pet species. But if you follow our recommendations you can get past it without turning it into an endless saga.
Your best friend and most valuable investment is F10 disinfectant!

Here is the link again: Ringworm: Hygiene And Pictures
 
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