Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

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Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

Post by Alta Brew » Fri, 06 Nov 1998 04:00:00




says...

Quote:
> One of my male anoles has developed infesctions in both eyes. His eyelids
> appear swollen, and his eyes are kinda crusty. I doubt he can see at all. I
> noticed this almost a week ago, and he apparently hasn't been able to eat. Have
> read that bacitracin is good, but don't know much about it. Where do I get it?
> How do I use it? How often? The other 3 are doing fine.

You take your anole to a vet who prescribes the Bacitracin and tells you
how much.

Alta

 
 
 

Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

Post by T p tras » Sat, 07 Nov 1998 04:00:00


One of my male anoles has developed infesctions in both eyes. His eyelids
appear swollen, and his eyes are kinda crusty. I doubt he can see at all. I
noticed this almost a week ago, and he apparently hasn't been able to eat. Have
read that bacitracin is good, but don't know much about it. Where do I get it?
How do I use it? How often? The other 3 are doing fine.
Thanks.
-Rob
 
 
 

Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

Post by Herpaddi » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>His eyelids
>appear swollen, and his eyes are kinda crusty. I doubt he can see at all. I
>noticed this almost a week ago, and he apparently hasn't been able to eat.
>Have
>read that bacitracin is good, but don't know much about it. Where

Again, be careful about treating pets with *** you don't know about.  What's
causing the lizard's eye infection.  Is it an eye infection or is it secondary
to hypovitamintosis A or some other systemic problem.  Most ointments, like
triple AB ointment for people, don't work good in reptiles.  Most people
medicine is geared towards gram + bacteria and most reptile problems are gram -
bacteria.  Not to mention that most ointments aren't absorbed into reptile's
skin.  This in turn can cause an area where anaerobic bacteria can grow under
the ointment.  If your animal's sick, see a vet to get the most help possible.
Chris
___________________________________________________________________ Chris
Normand
Sneezing my ***off in Northern ***ia.
Herpteculture and arachnoculture--welcome to my world.
The above is my expressed opinion, if you don't like it, ignore it.
 
 
 

Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

Post by The Loos Famil » Mon, 09 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Rob,
  Regular Bacitracin is not for eyes. You will have to ask the vet for
an opthalmic antibiotic. Bacitracin has a vasaline type base, not to
good for the eyes.
      Becky
 
 
 

Bacitracin for Anole eyes?

Post by Ricket » Sun, 15 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>One of my male anoles has developed infesctions in both eyes. His eyelids
>appear swollen, and his eyes are kinda crusty. I doubt he can see at all. I
>noticed this almost a week ago, and he apparently hasn't been able to eat. Have
>read that bacitracin is good, but don't know much about it. Where do I get it?
>How do I use it? How often? The other 3 are doing fine.
>Thanks.
>-Rob

For an eye problem i recommend terramycin.  I have used this one veiled chams
as well as iguanas. it is an ophthalmic antibiotic ointmenttalk to a vet about
buying a 1/8 oz tube. usually around $5.  this ointment is for eyes, an also
for animals only.