Lower beak skin issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SpicePeeps, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. SpicePeeps

    SpicePeeps In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2019
    My 2 mo old silkie has a strange inflammation/discoloration on the skin that attaches to the beak. I tried applying Neosporin on it, but it got bigger. Does anyone know what this is, and how to treat it? Could it be a form of fungus, scratch or mite? Thank you. IMG_20190825_081728868.jpg IMG_20190825_081702963.jpg
  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    It could be all those. Not being able to diagnose something, we can try different treatments to see what might work. A thick ointment such as Neosporin or Vaseline might work to smother face mites.

    If that fails to improve things, try an athlete's foot med or vaginal yeast cream miconazole in case it's fungal. Another anti fungal is Blu-kote and Betadine.
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