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    Question Stuff in nose ??

    Iím about to set up an appointment but do you guys have an idea what this could be? Sheís not sneezing but she does puff air out of her nose like if she had something in it. She hates being picked up and when I did I saw this, sheís eats normal and hasnít loss weight.
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    Re: Stuff in nose ??

    I can't quite tell from the picture, but is that stuff coming out of her nose, or is there just something on it? It looks like it might possibly be the beginning of a fungal infection. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.

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    Re: Stuff in nose ??

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    I can't quite tell from the picture, but is that stuff coming out of her nose, or is there just something on it? It looks like it might possibly be the beginning of a fungal infection. See http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html.

    Itís not coming from the nose, thatís what I was thinking. Unfortunately I called the vet and he only has appointments till the beginning of next week!!! Heís the only vet that does guineas around here. I do have some anti fungal ointment I was given for my other piggie one time but who knows if itís a fungal infection.

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    Re: Stuff in nose ??

    Then I'd treat for fungus. That's the mostly likely cause, although it could be a bacterial infection. But if you use an antibiotic, you may actually make a fungal infection worse, whereas an antifungal will just be ineffective against a bacterium but won't make things go downhill.

    Use a q-tip, apply sparingly, and rub in well. You don't want the guinea pig to ingest any more of it than absolutely necessary. Do that twice a day and see if it helps. Be patient -- it can take a while for a fungus to clear up. And keep using it for a few days even after things start to look better.

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    Re: Stuff in nose ??

    Thank you, I will do that.

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