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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
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    I use SSD 1% for a couple of my geckos. It seems to me that the former SSD layer would have already been absorbed. No?

    Please ask your vet whether Fruit of the Earth's 100% Pure Aloe Vera gel would provide relief. It contains no alcohol. It is marketed for humans. It says "Quickly Absorbed * Will Not Stain".
    I gave him a 15 minute bath last night to get all the old SSD off. He didn’t like it but it came off easier than trying to rub it off dry.

    I have no idea why it becomes so stuck, but he and I both are not looking forward to bathing NIGHTLY. The skin under neath looked healthy but it had no upper layer of reptile skin AT ALL! No color or pattern.. just a thin layer of skin covering his meat on his injured area.

    I think my vet wants me to continue the SSD because of the chance of infection but I will ask her about the aloe, thank you.

    I hope he grows new skin before his neck shed or else I’m sure he will eat through his actual meat

    She wants me to use the sedatives for his next shed. I’m a bit scared to do it in case he is too sleepy and won’t shed properly. I guess I will have to see how it goes.

    Thank you for all the advice!
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    Bathed him tonight and seen that he has gone after another side again.

    They gave me chlorihexidine wipes but I think it is too strong As a cleanser.. I soaked him for 5 minutes, wiped the old SSD off and added a new layer on both sides (the woundless side and wound side).

    I’m researching more vets.. but the one I am seeing is the only specialist in this area.

    If anyone had a continuous Self mutilation proublem with an old wound or otherwise I am still open for more suggestions...
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    Here's a vet link just in case. When my geckos need to see a vet, the trip is about 3 hours each way.


    How about having a vet perform a fecal test? A fecal is often part of many troubleshooting exams. Parasites could be making your leo uncomfortable and "ready" to strike out randomly.
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    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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