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kendeladelle
01-05-15, 03:35 pm
We got two guinea pigs just over a week ago but in the last 24 hrs the youngest has lost hair on his nose and now it looks really sore wondering if it's mites rather than fungal, going to get him to vets ASAP but wanted some advise

kendeladelle
01-05-15, 03:36 pm
2nd picture was yesterday 1st today looking much worse

bpatters
01-05-15, 04:19 pm
Is he scratching at the area? If not, it's not likely to be mites, although it could be.

I'd assume fungus, myself, and get some Monistat or Lotrimin, put a dab on a q-tip, and rub it in well. Do this a couple of times a day, and see if it improves. If it hasn't after 3-4 days, then switch to a triple antibiotic cream and apply it the same way. Use small amounts, as you don't want the pig to ingest it when grooming itself.

You'll also have to disinfect the cage. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html for more information.