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Lizardbeth
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 Neosporin+pain relief on boa?

Ever since she got her new cage, my adult boa constrictor sometimes becomes agitated and rubs her nose on the plexiglass door repeatedly. I have been troubleshooting the issue and it is frustrating. Sometimes she starts doing it for obvious reasons, such as after she defecates or when it’s getting to be time for another meal. She defecated last night and must have rubbed her nose all night because today I noticed a region of irritation near her nostril. The skin was not obviously broken, but was red.

I’d seen neosporin recommended for sore noses by many sources, so I borrowed a tube from my friend and dabbed some on. Then I read that neosporin+pain relief is harmful to snakes, and is even used to euthanize frogs! To my horror I realized that I had used this variety. I wiped it off as best I could with a damp paper towel...is she going to be ok?



03/25/15  11:55am

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Takahiro111
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  Message To: Lizardbeth   In reference to Message Id: 2312882


 Neosporin+pain relief on boa?

Frogs handle things differently but I use neosporin for my lizards if something happen like nose rubbing and it heals. My adult snakes never had any problems for me to use it so I’m not sure but nothing should happen but if your really worried contact a herp vet and ask.



03/25/15  01:33pm

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2312884


 Neosporin+pain relief on boa?

I’ve heard that the "plus pain relief" formula is not good for use with reptiles. There is another triple-antibiotic crème often recommended in its place called Polysporin.

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03/25/15  01:57pm

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  Message To: Snakesitter   In reference to Message Id: 2312888


 Neosporin+pain relief on boa?

BTW, check the plexi door to make sure there are no rough areas...it should be tough to cause an injury on a smooth surface.



03/25/15  01:58pm


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