Hi guys! Nolan has been doing fantastic lately but I did notice that the shed on his spike still hadn’t come off after 5 days. So I decided to help him by gently using a Q-tip and warm water to try and pry it off. I’m not sure if I used too much force even though I tried to be super gentle. But after much effort I only got about 90% of it off and afterwards I was feeling Nolan’s skin and it looked very shiny in comparison to the rest of his skin, and it was very sticky to the touch, his spikes also turned dark black where I removed the shed. I know this is not customary to do and isn’t recommended but when his shed’s take too long to come off I usually help him without any problems. I’ve been doing this for the last 15 months without issues. I’m not sure what’s going on here. I’m afraid I might have accidentally caused a serious injury to him. He seems fine and didn’t vibrate or hiss in annoyance or pain at all, but I could only imagine I may have caused him some pain. His temps are 80-85 at his basking, and 70-80 in the middle. His humidity is around 30-35% during the day and around 80-90% at night. I just hope I didn’t injure him to the point that his spikes will sustain permanent damage. I’m just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? I was told by the vet to treat it as a fungal infection and give him an ointment prescription for 7 days and simply monitor the area.