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Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

ChubbyCarrots

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878E0323-B847-4D89-AC5C-6FDA4ACF628D.jpeg His nose before C3881771-3207-4C38-97E9-87C2E299D50F.jpeg
His nose after

Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line.

I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm. He had a line about a cm long. Not only that but there were lots of flakes.

I’m not sure yet but I think it might be a mild case of fungal stripe. I’ve been treating it with anti bacteria as I don’t know what to do.

Thanks so much.
-Lily xx
 

ChubbyCarrots

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Hey guys, it's me again. I think Coco has a fungal stripe on his nose. Here are the pictures:

His before and after picture:
coco.jpeg nosefungus.jpeg

Does athletes foot cream or anti bacteria work please?
If not what can I do to treat him please?
 

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Athletes foot is a fungal infection so, if you want want to try to clear the stripe up, athlete's foot cream is more appropriate than anti bacterial. I must admit, I've always been told to leave nose strips be.
They usually are self limiting and burn themselves out. I wouldn’t treat unless it got worse and spread. Then, you are best to get a vet to check before using any treatment, as the nose is a sensitive area.
 

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I have merged your threads, as we request that all H & I matters are kept in one thread together. It helps to avoid confusion in answering thread.
 

ChubbyCarrots

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Hi everyone, I want to thank everyone so much for helping me! Coco and I went to the vets the other day and it WAS something fungal. We bought a 100ml bottle of "hibiscrub" which has been going really well. Coco's nose fungus spread to the top of his mouth, upper cheeks and further up his nose but 4 days of hibiscrub did the job! :yahoo:It's already healing! When rinsing his nose a chunk got caught in his fur and within 5 minutes I managed to get it out!

Thanks so much!
 
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