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Posted by deeboeck on April 25, 2003 at 10:26:43:
In Reply to: Re: Black spot on Jackson posted by Carlton on April 16, 2003 at 16:56:05:
:There's very little we can guess about what the spot might be, but Silvadene is generally used to control infections. It was originally developed to treat skin burns on Vietnam GIs. It fights secondary infection, protects, promotes healing, etc. Silvadene may have no effect on a fungus though so if you see this spot getting any larger you'll need to get back to the vet for a biopsy at least. Some skin diseases on chams can progress pretty fast and result in systemic infections, but again, hard to know without the biopsy. I guess I would try the Silvadene for the week, check to make sure nothing in the cage changed such as a new hotter basking bulb or nothing in diet changed, and then follow up with the vet.
A week has passed and I've had the follow-up visit with the vet re: the black spot. The vet said there appears to be healing going on (at any rate, it is certainly not any worse), so he said to continue the daily application of the Silvadene creme for a couple more weeks. Fred continues to eat & act normally, so I'm hopeful this Silvadene is taking care of the problem. Will post further after next vet visit (if one is needed).