View Full Version : Use of NYSTOP to Treat Squirrel Pox

05-15-2008, 08:42 PM
My husband found this posted on the vet network.

Just an interesting tidbit from our wildlife rehab people. We have been seeing alot of juvenile squirrels with pox lesions. On a whim one of the rehabers applied a nystatin powder called NYSTOP to the lesions. Within a day they begin to dry up & fall off. I always thought the fungal infections were secondary to the viral lesions but maybe they are on to something..... The rehab people also stated they had tried other nystatin formulations but this was the only one that worked.

05-15-2008, 09:06 PM
Here is a picture of the squirrel treated with NYSTOP.


This is the same squirrel one day after being treated with NYSTOP.


05-15-2008, 09:22 PM
I found more info on the NYSTOP. You apply the med BID. The pox were cleared up by the 5th day.

05-16-2008, 08:21 AM
I goofed and didn't add the picture of the squirrel after the 2nd day of treatment with Nystop. Sorry!

Here is the squirrel that had pox...


Here is the same squirrel the 2nd day after being treated with Nystop powder BID...