White in mouth/swollen lip

Olivia2174

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My 5/6 mo old female veiled, Miss Daisy, has one side of her mouth protruding a little bit. I took a look in her mouth and noticed white along that area of her lip? Is anyone familiar with this? I have some pictures. You’ll notice her other side doesn’t have that. I felt so bad holding her like that, but she kind of just let me look with no issues. I know it’s not calcium powder or anything like that.
 

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Its_mantis

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Im not a professional and the best option is to take her to a vet, but, you can try swabbing it with a clean qtip and applying vetrycin or original listerine to the area after if you get anything off, it might be an infection from a feeder or other husbandry issues
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
Her lip/gum does look a bit swollen but the gum itself doesn't look inflamed. I'd have a vet take a closer look. You may well be able to catch an infection quite early and get ahead of it.
 

Brodybreaux25

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Im not a professional and the best option is to take her to a vet, but, you can try swabbing it with a clean qtip and applying vetrycin or original listerine to the area after if you get anything off, it might be an infection from a feeder or other husbandry issues
Original listerine?
 

Its_mantis

Member
I can see how it might help, that’s a new one on me. how did the Cham react to it? Diddnt try to swallow?
Tbh my jackson actually liked it from the looks of it, you just need to really hydrate after, if youve ever had original listerine (i tried it myself to see what it does) it completely drys your mouth out
 

jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Other than the obvious vet advice, manuka honey has infection fighting properties. I wouldn't do this instead of getting it checked though.
 

CamoChameleonsHuman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Quick update- she’s at the vets and the dr thinks it’s the beginning of an abscess so I’m getting her on some antibiotics :)
You are awesome! Great husbandry in action right here! Great job spotting it and taking care off it right away and catching it before worse could've happened! So happy right now :) hope she gets better real real soon! Sending our best wishes!
 
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