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Fungal infection

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Okay so I think my guinea pig has a fungal infection he is losing hair on his face in on his lower back and it's crusty I've been reading some of these in that says that it probably a fungal infection. I saw that there are some shampoos that can be used but I also read that guinea pigs faces cannot get wet. Is that correct? Because if so and then I don't know how I'm supposed to put the shampoo on the spots on his face cuz that's mostly where they are
 
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Okay so I think my guinea pig has a fungal infection he is losing hair on his face in on his lower back and it's crusty I've been reading some of these in that says that it probably a fungal infection. I saw that there are some shampoos that can be used but I also read that guinea pigs faces cannot get wet. Is that correct? Because if so and then I don't know how I'm supposed to put the shampoo on the spots on his face cuz that's mostly where they are
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum.
Please take your piggie to a vets so he can be diagnosed correctly. It’s not recommended to try and treat at home before seeing a vet. He made need specific medicine.
 

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I completely agree with @Guineautopia, a correct diagnoses is needed from the vet, it is never recommended to treat on spec when you haven't got a confirmed diagnosis.
 

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I don't know of a shampoo that directly treats fungal infections. We also recommend not home treating until you are certain what you are dealing with. A mite infestation can cause scabby areas from the itchiness that the piggy scratches. I would strongly recommend a vets trip for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Home treatments may interfere with the condition and make it harder for the vet to diagnose
 
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