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    I have had my gecko for about a year now. She has been fine up to about a month ago... I noticed a big blue spot on her stomach and found that it was a compaction, so I took out the sand and have now been using paper towels for bedding. The spot is going away slowly but surly, but she keeps losing weight and will not eat. She also has a little sore on her mouth and I do not know what would be safe to put on it (I do not think it is mouth rot). What could I do to cure her without a vet? I do not have the money to take her to one and I have become very attached to her....

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    anyone?

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    Unfortunately I don't have any experience in this area to give you any advice. Perhaps a vet visit is in order?

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    What kind of gecko is it?
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    I can not afford a vet. She is a leopard gecko

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    Eyeball the sides of her mouth for any crust, inflamed pink tissue, or even the slightest gap between the upper and lower jaw (there should be no gap - the jaw fits tight). Use your thumb and forefinger, start near her ears and run your fingers along her closed mouth towards her nose -- it should be smooth. If she opens her mouth during this time that's great, look on the upper and lower edges. You can use a q-tip, dip it in hydrogen peroxide (dab it on paper towel so it's not dripping wet) and run this along the same area, parting her jaw tissue slightly. Repeat a day or two later. If she has any mouth sores, this should clear it up. However, she may have secondary problems related to the impaction. You didn't say if she was pooping or not.... she should continue to poop even w/o eating. Keep her warm, comfortable and well hydrated.
    I do not know how well you can handle your gecko -- please be careful that you do not get peroxide into her eyes or nostrils if she happens to jerk her head. Hold her firmly, yet gentle enough for respiration.

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