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x5dmr
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# Posted: 23 Aug 2003 22:25


last night sometime my female grey tree frog hit his eye or something like that i think. just under his right eye it looks a little red and swollen and the eyelid is closed. what should. should i put some neosporene on it. there isn't an open wound though. any suggestions

maxmlax
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# Posted: 23 Aug 2003 23:37


dont put neopsorene on it, it may contain chemicals that can be absorbed through the frogs skin


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spydergirl4594
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# Posted: 24 Aug 2003 00:26


neosporin is okay to use for frogs actually, but i wouldnt put it on the frogs eye.


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cheshireycat
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# Posted: 24 Aug 2003 02:17


Yeah, Neosporin is okay as long as it isn't the kind that reduces pain, right?


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# Posted: 24 Aug 2003 03:33


FYI Neosporin is an antibiotic not an analgesic (pain reducer).
becki
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1262 posts

# Posted: 24 Aug 2003 16:44


Anonymous - there are versions of Neosporin which contain additional medications such as benzocaine for analgesic/numbing purposes, these are the ones which should be avoided as the active ingredient in them for numbing is the same as the active ingredient as OraGel which will euthanize a frog.
x5 - I would not apply Neosporin to the eye without consulting a vet. There are opthalmic ointments which are safe for the eye but they would need to come from a doctor. You need to check the set up over closely to see if you find any sharp points where the injury could have occured. As there are conditions which can cause redness, swelling, drainage, etc of the eye which are not injury related. (Derek may be of some help to you witht his as I believe he had some waxies with an eye problem at one point.) You also want to be sure his environment is kept very clean to not promote infection - paper towel substrate would not be a bad idea. You can also rinse the area daily with treated water but I wouldn't again use any peroxide etc. due to it being located on the eye. Hope this helps. Best of luck and keep us posted.
Becki

cheshireycat
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# Posted: 24 Aug 2003 22:27


Anonymous, we all know what Neosporin is, but keep in mind that many include the pain relievers and that can be dangerous to frogs. Just trying to make sure no one uses the wrong kind of Neosporin, I'm not an idiot, please.


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