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    Default 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    I am volunteering with a rehabber and 3 of our - approx 2.5 to 3 week old baby squirrels developed tiny pustules yesterday they look like ant bites for a while then they reduce to blister like skin issues. This is not something that we have dealt with before any help/ advice would be great. I bathed them with antiseptic soap and wiped them down with diluted iodine and applied neosporin yesterday they look a little better but still curious what we are dealing with.

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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    Can you post a picture? I have had some who had odd bumps that were staph.
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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    My permissions are not allowing attachments. Would photos be considered attachments? If not how do i post a pic. This is my first ever post lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel crazy View Post
    My permissions are not allowing attachments. Would photos be considered attachments? If not how do i post a pic. This is my first ever post lol
    One is not fully registered until approved by admin,
    you are now and should be able to post pictures.
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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    ok here they are. They are not as bad as yesterday.
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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    where it looks white there was a pustule yesterday. Now it just looks like an air filled blister or like peeling skin after a sunburn. Its not a bump.

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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    Do you have any antibiotics? Maybe SMZ/TMP? Are the bumps increasing?
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    They are not increasing today. I started the one in the picture here on antibiotics yesterday. I asked the vet for baytril and the gave orbax for the skin issue and in case she is developing uri. I can barely give any b/c the dosage is .15 ml per pound so i literally gave one drop.

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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel crazy View Post
    They are not increasing today. I started the one in the picture here on antibiotics yesterday. I asked the vet for baytril and the gave orbax for the skin issue and in case she is developing uri. I can barely give any b/c the dosage is .15 ml per pound so i literally gave one drop.
    Squirrels are dosed by body weight, if you can give us a weight we can likely
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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    OK, I SURE WILL. I WILL HAVE TO WEIGH THEM WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK

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    Default Re: 3 week old babies have tiny pustules that reduce to blisters

    What you will likely need to dilute some to get a measurable dose. We can help you on the hows of that too.
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