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Little dry patch

Shannonford101

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Hello!

I posted on here the other day about my guinea boy who had a crusty ear. This is now clearing up well with daily sea salt cleaning.
however I’ve just found this patch. Is it anything to be worried about.
They’ve been treated for mites.
 

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We can’t diagnose anything from a picture.
I’ve just looked back at your other post and you said they were treated for mites. Mite treatment is a course of treatments over three weeks.
You were advised to have him checked for potential ringworm. Did this happen? What was the diagnosis for his ear? I am not sure what sea salt cleaning is treating as it is not a treatment for either mites or ringworm
 

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Same advice as before, please get this piggy (and the other) checked for ringworm. Salt bathing won’t clear that up.
 

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I spoke to a friend of mine who has had guinea pigs and has a degree in animal care. (She teaches it at my work). She advised me to salt water clean the area and monitor. I believe this patch is the same as it was Sunday but without scabs. his ear has massively improved with cleaning and monitoring. She didn’t seem concerned about ringworm, she thought that the stress of him moving here only two weeks ago could be it, or that we had only just changed to fleece and he might be allergic to what we washed the fleece in, but I will be getting him checked as this seems to be what this forum says.
 

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Only a qualified vet can diagnose and prescribe treatment. Yes, stress can cause flare ups of illnesses and issues but salt water won’t cure anything
 

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Glad to hear you are going to get him checked by a vet. Mites or ringworm are both far more likely than an allergy, while they can be brought on by stress they will still require correct diagnosis and treatment by a vet.
 

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I’m having a video call with a vet tomorrow. £32 for a video call but he’s worth it.
 
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