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Mites, fungus or just dry ear

Blossomandlily

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I have two young Guinea pigs, probably around 4-5 months. I noticed the younger of the two, Lily, had what I thought was a fungal infection near her eye. I was right. Head and shoulders wash followed my lotrimen twice daily is doing the trick. Looks good and hair growing back! I noticed some white patches on the other piggy, blossom. Since fungus is easily spread, I assumed that’s what it was. Everything I read also made me believe it. But a week later, it looks worse. Hair loss. Some scabs. And bald spot behind ear. So I stopped the lotrimen, and put vco coconut oil. Only been a day and it seems better. The scabs are gone. I see her itching, but nothing excessive. And her eating and emery has always been good. I am wondering why this could be. Why didn’t the lotrimen work? Could it be mites? Or just a crusty dry ear? The last picture is what it looked like before the antifungal, white spots and lots of hair. The first picture is a week after antifungal, hair loss and scabs. The third 24 hours after cirgin organic coconut oil application. As well as behind the ear bald patches. 2906575B-8340-4C33-BB27-CB3176E3DEE4.pngD45B71F2-937C-412A-AE12-5C0D4529C2BA.jpeg9DAF97B5-1CA4-49AB-A634-5458D932E40F.jpegD6A9B580-9F35-49E4-9FF0-FF26F265A443.pngThanks!
 

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All piggies have bald spots behind their ears but I can’t quite tell from the picture whether it looks more than it should be.

Please see a vet and don’t use any kind of home treatments or pet shop products. You need to see a vet for the diagnosis and correct prescription strength treatment. Home treatments and pet shop products will not be fully effective, not of the correct strength, delay getting treatment and can therefore make the problem worse.
 

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We don’t advocate home treating on this forum with over the counter treatments. Please have a vet check her over to diagnose the condition and to prescribe the correct treatment at the correct strength. Home treatments can actually make conditions worse and then take longer to heal in the long term.
 

Blossomandlily

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When I used the antifungal, I did call my vet and ask. And she said it won’t hurt to try it. But I see less hair and you can see the scratch marks. Which is why I am perplexed.
 
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