Is this a fungus? Pic included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dweder, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR has had this on her earlobes since I got her last year. It has not gotten worse, but I am curious if it is a fungus that I should be treating. If so, with what???

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    It does look like a fungus, but it's unusual that it hasn't spread in that long a time, There is a fungal infection called Favus, which is avian ringworm, can't say that's what your seeing, but might be worth some of your time to do some research, at the right side of this page you'll see google custom search, type in there and you'll find some answers, also theres a spray or cream called miconazole [for athletes foot] but I would find out for sure this is what your dealing with before treatment. Best wishes. [​IMG]
     
  3. CMV

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    If it were a fungus it would likely have gotten worse and spread. I am thinking it may just be dry skin. You could treat it with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream, or you could just treat it with a moisturizer. One of them is certain to improve it's appearance.

    Good luck.
     
  4. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies.

    Strangely, it is of equal size in both earlobes.....???? I am going to try an over the counter anti-fungal as you've suggested.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She's probably a mix in her genes. That is her face patch coloration. EE's, mutts, leghorn, and white egg layers will often have face patch tinting from white to green/white. It is normal. Don't be surprised if she lays a white egg or a light tinted one.
     
  6. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it is a fungus you can mix in some garlic with some treats.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Oh, and judging by her color, she's hatchery bird right? So as a production red, she might very well have some leghorn genes tossed in there that give her the bit of white face patch.
     
  8. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your guess is as good as mine as to whether shes a "production red". She was a rescue, found wandering the streets of a nearby town. Her beak is trimmed, so I would assume you're correct. I kept her seperated for a long time when I first got her last year. Healthy as can be. Best layer I've got. But her earlobes are very weird looking.

    Can you feel a fungus when you touch it? Does it change the texture of the skin? When I touch her earlobes, they are perfectly smooth.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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