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Mouthrot is an inflammation or infection
of the mouth of your lizards. This is
normally caused by malnutrition, but has also been linked
to trauma following an injury. Mouthrot is also known
as 'jaw suppuration'.
The easiest mouthrot symptom to recognize
will be your lizard keeping their mouth
slightly open. Mucus will also build up on the inside
and at the corners of their mouths. There may also be
small pinkish patches of skin on the inside, loose teeth
may be seen, and a bad smelling breath.
In most cases, a systemic antibiotic will need to be applied.
You can also disinfect the affected areas by applying
a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, following with a Betadine
solution. The best course of action will be to take your
lizards to the veterinarian. They may
take a sample of the mucus to help determine the exact
course of action to be taken, and the correct antibiotics
to apply. While your lizards nourishment
is down, feed them a multivitamin supplement, being careful
not to overdose them with it.