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treatment for fungal? Canesten?

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Hi,
My Guinea pig buttercup has suffered from fungal infections since ive had her, i took her to the vets after a week of having her and she had ringworm/fungal. she was prescriced Mycozole (cost £33.00) from vets which worked and cleared it up. she then had it again a few months later, again used the Mycozole and it cleared up again. she seems to have it back again right by her eye and now theres some on her lip. the Mycozole has expired so i need to get something to clear it up. I'm almost certain its the same as before, she seems prone to it for some reason.

Could anyone advise me if i can use human creams from the chemist like canesten or daktarin (i think ive seen posts on here about it before), obviously i will take her to the vets if i need to but i thought it would be worth asking on here first.
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ive used canesten on oscars ears, its fine hon x[/QUO

Which Canesten was it? i think theres a few different ones available.
the one ive got here is Canesten Cream Clotrimazole 1%, it was prescribed for my sons fungal infection on hes foot. but says it can be used for nappy rash and thrush?
 

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I personally think Canestan has changed there ingredients although I have no hard proof. When my pig was suffering from Fungal, I remember googling to see if Canestan had miconazole in it as this is believed to be the active ingredient that clears fungal. As far as I could tell it was not present in Canestan, but was pesent in Daktarin Cream. I ended up just going to the vet, turned out not to even be fungal.

You can buy Mycozole online without a prescription.
 

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i treated craigs ringworm with cannestan and that worked fine. i also checked this out with the vet and he said it was ok to do that xx
 

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My vet said that canestan is fine to use on dogs for fungal infections so I think it hopefully will be ok on pigs too.

Even if the other cream is expired, if it's only a little expired it might still be ok. I'd call the vet and ask them about it, they might say it's ok still.
 
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It was 6 months out of date so ive thrown it away, didnt want to risk it.
I thought it was a wound on her at first as id introduced her to a new pig after piggy dating for a few months. he got a little over excited and tried to mount her head! i thought he had scratched her as she squealed when he did this and the wound sort of appeared after that so ive been putting on the johnsons Tea Tree cream.
Ill monitor it and try the canesten if no improvement. x
 
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