I feel like a terrible person!!!Rooster has infected waddles...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Padfoot417, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    Hey all...
    so I feel like the worst person in the world.
    I didn't know it was a bad thing,so I tried to help out my rooster Peanut.
    I put a pea sized drop of lotion on my hand and rubbed it on the lower edges of his waddles because they were dry and cracked.
    Now they're infected.
    And go figure,my hands got the same treatment!
    My knuckles are split and hurt really bad,but I'm more worried about him
    There's clearly pus in the blood vessels,that much is plain.
    There's also bits of his waddles simply peeling off in a thin layer of nasty orange skin.
    I don't know what to do,and I don't know if he's even in pain.
    He doesn't show it if he is,but it can't be a pleasant feeling.
    I have some vet gel I want to try,but I'm so afraid to just make it worse. :(
    Peanut is my baby,and I never meant for this to happen.
    Does anyone have any advice???
    Thanks so much
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd get some neosporin ointment and put it on heavy.

    On both you and the roo.
  3. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    wow, well i'm with Mahonri, def use neosporin.
    i hope that all is well. [​IMG]
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Destroy the "lotion" you used so no one else uses it and consider contacting the manufacturer. I cannot recommend strongly enough that every household have on have at least 1 tin of Rawleighs medicated salve. It works on nearly everything and heals rapidly. For your roo, he needs the area washed gently with warm water and baby shampoo. Then coat his wattles in the antibiotic ointment of your choice. "Bag balm" works well and is easier to find. WalMart carries it. The salve is hard to find in stores but can be ordered online.
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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