Two day old chick has hurt foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patyrdz, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    My baby is two days old and has a swollen foot and also chafing on the elbow part. I know this sounds crazy, but my husband is hispanic and swears that where he is from they put Preparation H on a swollen and cut foot.1) to help with the pain and, 2) to bring down swelling. I have done this, and it is a little better, but do you think I can safely give it Penicillin? I have Pen-Aqueous here. If so how much? I was going to post a picture, but i jumped the gun and put a bandaid on it to keep poo off of it. He is so young and I was to help. He was hopping around on one foot and eating and drinking. (before I messed with him) Now I think he is tired. Poor baby. Thank you

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