Chinese Water Dragon Infection on Head

Chinese Water Dragon Infection on Head

by Elizabeth Parker
(Smyrna Tennessee USA)

Hello. My Chinese Water Dragon has some kind of infection on the top of her head. At first it looked like stuck shed, but it's been a couple of weeks and it's gotten worse. Now it's got green puss that keeps coming back after I rinse it off. I don't want to put something on her that could make her sick, but I don't know how to help her. She's never had this before and she is my first reptile, so I am inexperienced to know what to look for. Whatever you recommend doing for her I would appreciate.


Editor Suggestion Chinese Water Dragon Infection

Hi Elizabeth,

I'm sorry to hear that your Chinese Water Dragon is not feeling well. Based on your description, it sounds like she may have a bacterial or fungal infection, which will require prompt treatment to prevent it from getting worse.

The best course of action would be to take your Water Dragon to a reptile veterinarian who can diagnose the infection and prescribe appropriate medication. In the meantime, you can keep her enclosure clean and well-maintained, providing her with a warm basking area and plenty of clean water to drink.

Avoid using any over-the-counter medications or home remedies without consulting a veterinarian first, as they may be harmful or ineffective. Additionally, it's important to isolate your Water Dragon from any other reptiles you may have, as infections can be contagious.

I hope your Water Dragon feels better soon. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

You could also speak with an Ask a Reptile Expert
">online veterinarian that specializes in reptiles.


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