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    I got this little boy the night before last. He has a rash beside his penis and a few other rash bumps elsewhere (belly, one by his anus and down his back legs). His penis was a little red and swollen when I got him. It had a little scab on it but he peed still, the scab came off but now every time he pees there is a creamy looking discharge that comes out with the pee and stays on the penis. Today his penis is worse. I'm wondering if another baby is sucking on it or if it's getting worse on its own.

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    What should be done to help this little baby?

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    Awww that looks painful...if he's with other squirrels I'm sure that's what's happening. It also sounds like it may be infected. Can you soak him in a warm (almost hot) salt water bath? You would have to have warm towels and blankets for him afterwards...so he doesn't catch a chill I think he may need antibiotics...seeing that he's a pinkie..I'm not sure what would be needed you can also rub in some preparation H to help with the inflammation.

    actually I see he's not a pinkie..so that's good...do you have any antibiotics on hand?
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    I would put him on Clavamox if you have it. He definitely needs antibiotic ointment on his penis. Please do not keep him in with the other babies if that is where this happened. Not being able to pee is life threatening.
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    Default Re: Swollen, red penis and rash

    He is able to pee. He has been able to pee. It was already swollen when I got him, but not this bad.

    Today it isn't as bad as yesterday.

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    That's good to hear are you still seeing the creamy color drainage? If so, you should try and get your hands on some clavamox...as redwuff suggested. It is a pretty common AB for humans....all you need is one pill. I would call around and ask friends and family if they have one left....it can even be expired....someone here can explain the dosing in a pm even if he's not infected now...it would be good to have one on hand for emergencies.
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    Default Re: Swollen, red penis and rash

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    That's good to hear are you still seeing the creamy color drainage? If so, you should try and get your hands on some clavamox...as redwuff suggested. It is a pretty common AB for humans....all you need is one pill. I would call around and ask friends and family if they have one left....it can even be expired....someone here can explain the dosing in a pm even if he's not infected now...it would be good to have one on hand for emergencies.
    BTW, for humans, it is called Augmentin, not Clavamox, though they are exactly the same drug.

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    Default Re: Swollen, red penis and rash

    No discharge today. He just has a new scab today. He keeps getting fresh bumps from the rash that he didn't have before. One on his front finger now.
    He is now separated from the other babies.

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    Awaiting Abyss make sure to remove the scab...I know it's probably painful...but it is dangerous...it has to stay open. The warm salt bath would probably dislodge it with little discomfort thank you for working so diligently on this little baby
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    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my childrenís lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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