pipi shoulder??**Update**another update

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by artsyrobin, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Hi everyone, i got this little one free from tsc, she had a bleeding shoulder, that was about a week ago, it finally seemed to clear up, but it is very swollen i think- does anyone have any ideas on it? it doesn't seem to bother her, it is warm to the touch...


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  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what it could be...hopefully someone helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    swollen and warm to the touch would mean infection or inflammation in a person, or other mammals I've worked with.

    While I won't tell you how to treat it, I'll post what I would do.

    First I'd soak that scab and try to get it off. With hopes that if there is infection causing the lump, it will drain out. Sorta like lancing a boil, but without actually lancing.

    If chick acting OK after opening it, I'd apply some type of antibiotic to the open area. If chick acting weak, lethargic, I;d give antibiotics in the water, or directly into the beak.

    Keep area clean as possible as chicks have staph., and the wound could enlarge greatly, quickly. Meaning the staph infection could spread quickly.

    I'D WEAR GLOVES AND WASH IMMEDIATELY AND THOROUGHLY AFTER TREATING< AND AFTER HANDLING! STAPH INFECTIONS IN PEOPLE IS DIFFICULT TO TREAT!!!!

    BEst of lcuk, and keep us posted
     
  4. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    btw, is the lump hard or soft? If hard, does it have a soft area like a boil?
     
  5. artsyrobin

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    hi, i just bathed it, ended up putting her in a sink of warm water, she is sleeping in a towel on my lap- here is a pic

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    we use here a drawing salve called ichthammol when we get splinters, i wonder if it would be safe to dab some on it? it is a little soft, a little give when i touch it, but not mushy
     
  6. artsyrobin

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    Here are todays pics, after 4 warm baths where i pour water over it, antibiotics and medicine to draw out the infection, seems to be coming down, she falls asleep in my lap after the bath..

    the first image is this morning, the others this evening

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  7. chickenhick

    chickenhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pleaes keep us updated. I am very interested in what happens. Poor baby. YOu are wonderful to try to help her.
     
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  8. artsyrobin

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    I am giving her antibiotic 3 times a day from the vet, and am putting an ointment salve called ichthammol, walmart carries it- we have used it to get splinters out, anyway, she seems to be responding...
     
  9. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    woohoo! Miost excellent!

    Forgot about the drawing salve!! We use that on horses. That will get the infection outta there!!

    Glad you're seeing an improvement so quickly!!

    keep up the awesome work!!
     
  10. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meant to add, if giving it a bath is too time consuming, you can get a wash cloth wet, put in a sandwich baggie, put in the microwave to warm it (not hot enough to burn the delicate skin), and use that heat to help as well. Now that the thing is open and draining though, you might could skip that step, and jusst keep the antibiotics and salve on.
     

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