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Fungus On Ear?

PerpLexxity

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Last night when I was cage cleaning I noticed flakes on Gizmos ear. Upon closer inspection realized on top of the flakes were 2 red bumps they seemed to be trying to scab over. Initially I thought it was a scratch wound but that wouldn’t cause flaky-ness.
I did some research and at the time it looked more like a fungus to me *pictures below*. Last night it seemed more red and inflamed, this morning it doesn’t seem nearly as red and looks like its more scabbed over. So maybe it is a scratch? Anyways, compared to last night he’s scratching at it more and doing a guineapig head shake so he does know it’s there. Possiably because it’s healing? *BTW I swabbed for mites and nothing came up, the tissue I used was completely clean after the swab. I really don’t think it’s mites*
Him and his cage mate are usually separated (same cage but with a barrier in between). When I discovered this fungus/ scratch on his ear I set up another cage so the two boys currently don’t have contact. Henry’s ears looked completely clean but I’m still checking in with him
*Not sure this has anything do to with it but I keep their cage extremely clean with spot cleaning and a change of fleece every 3 days*
In the pictures I provided 2 pictures of his ear, comparison with his other ear, and inside the infected ear. I need to find a vet that knows guinea pigs in my area.7CFF4E1B-A0AA-4438-A1CC-8413A6102B76.jpeg EF1FE35E-5BF4-49EC-8F04-2E21DA3DD6A5.jpeg AC277334-FB50-460D-B77D-7C67316CC9F3.jpeg 0F556D2D-00DF-4644-823E-799B34F9364F.jpeg
 

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Hello, yes looks like could be fungal, it's no where else on your piggy us it?

Please get them to a vet for treatment and diagnosis Guinea Lynx :: Fungus when we had a piggy with a fungal ear the vet told us to put some Clotrimazole 1% cream on and it cleared up. Luckily there was none inside their ear as you should never put anything inside of their ears.
 

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We got him into the vet and the lady prescribed him clotrimazole cream and the next day his ear cleared up tremendously. Turns out it was fungal! For the next 2 weeks have to apply this to his ear twice daily. Anything for my piggies!
 
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