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    My son's 3.5 yr. gray has a red lump that looks infected at one side of her genital area. What could it be, and what could we do about it?
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    Does she spend any time outdoors? This looks like a bot fly warble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    Does she spend any time outdoors? This looks like a bot fly warble.
    Way too early, C M.

    Do you have any antibiotics?

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    The cage bar is making it a little difficult. Is the swollen area the vagina or the anus? It appears the lump is directly adjacent. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    The cage bar is making it a little difficult. Is the swollen area the vagina or the anus? It appears the lump is directly adjacent. ?
    She is never outside. Lump is next to vagina. I believe. Can you zoom the photo? I have some pink antibiotic frozen.

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    Is the pink med a liquid? Does the name "Sulfatrim" sound familiar?

    It does NOT need to be animal antibiotics. Many human antibiotics can be used on animals and there are people here who can tell you how to properly dilute it and dose your squirrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    Is the pink med a liquid? Does the name "Sulfatrim" sound familiar?

    It does NOT need to be animal antibiotics. Many human antibiotics can be used on animals and there are people here who can tell you how to properly dilute it and dose your squirrel.
    it says:
    smz/tmp 240mg/5ml oral susp.

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    Thatís a good antibiotic for infections. We need a weight on the squirrel preferably in grams but we can convert if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Thatís a good antibiotic for infections. We need a weight on the squirrel preferably in grams but we can convert if needed.
    thanks. It is an antibiotic that was prescribed for her when she had a UTI, so it has the dosage on the bottle. However, it is almost impossible to get her to take that much. You can fool her with peanut butter or ice cream just once, and then she is wise to it.

    It was a boil, and it broke yesterday, so that is good. Just hoping that she'll take enough antibiotic to take care of the infection. I am so surprised that she completely ignored it-- no licking or anything, unlike dogs and cats that are constantly working a wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaydeedid View Post
    thanks. It is an antibiotic that was prescribed for her when she had a UTI, so it has the dosage on the bottle. However, it is almost impossible to get her to take that much. You can fool her with peanut butter or ice cream just once, and then she is wise to it.

    It was a boil, and it broke yesterday, so that is good. Just hoping that she'll take enough antibiotic to take care of the infection. I am so surprised that she completely ignored it-- no licking or anything, unlike dogs and cats that are constantly working a wound.
    Because the abscess ruptured, the battle is half way won. Hopefully the antibiotic will complete the healing. Watch it to make sure youíre going in the right direction. If it doesnít heal you might need to switch to Clavamox (Augmentin).

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    Thank you for your help and encouragement.

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    There is a homeopathic remedy, a sulfur compound known as, "Gun Powder". I gave this on nuts to a yard squirrel that had what looked like a puncture wound that was lame, likely from a bit, and it did help. Also this was given via on the nuts to another yard squirrel with an abscess that caused it to open up and drain. If there is nothing left inside the abscessed area now opened, then it likely heal well; if not it will reoccur till the body has expelled the physical irritant that caused the abscess. If a abscessed tooth that can be a more serious issue.

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