Nictitating membrane/inner eyelid infection - swelling and irritation

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hblovesclemson, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. hblovesclemson

    hblovesclemson Chirping

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    I know this probably comes up a lot but one of my Muscovies has had a swollen/irritated inner eyelid for a little over a week and I was wondering is there anything I can do to treat the infection, or at least help soothe it? The way she closes the eye reminds me of a person with pink eye, like she has that gritty feeling in there, and I know how that sucks. What can I do for her?

    All advice would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. casportpony

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    Can you post a picture of it?

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  3. hblovesclemson

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    Yes! Took me a while to get one cause she keeps it closed mostly, sorry!

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    See how it's all swollen and dark red?
     
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  4. casportpony

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    You could try some antibiotic eye ointment maybe?

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  5. hblovesclemson

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    What kind? Do I need a special kind or can I use something Ive already got in my bathroom drawer? I've heard something about Terramycin, is that what you mean?
     
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  7. hblovesclemson

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    Thanks for the help! I still don't really know what to use though, I don't have any eye ointment specifically. I don't want to use the wrong thing in her eyes, that could be bad!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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