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I'm really hoping you can help us with this. As it's been early noticed and we hope action can be taken to prevent anything worse.!
My boyfriends female bearded dragon (age 2-3years), has recently developed a hard grey lump on the side of her mouth. There's a very tiny spot of it on the other side of her face also. But none anywhere else. She doesn't seem to like it being touched and the scales don't look very healthy. Concerned it could be scale rot but would like a real opinion!
Have included a picture. Thanks!

Hey there, that's definitely looks like it can be of some concern. Mites can cause skin problems. Try to rule out that it may be skin trying to shed. It doesn't really seem to be that but you can't be too sure. Cover it with some betadine and use a cotton ball to dap some antibiotic cream on it. The betadine will kill infection. Remember, you need to see a vet.  

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I can answer every question towards the bearded dragon except for questions that deal with sickness and disease. I can answer questions on heating and UV rays, the questions pertaining to food, habitat, bedding, breeding, egg/hatchling care, nature, and attitude are my best. Last, I cannot help you with at home sickness meds, always find a vet within your area. I can answer questions regarding body language and movement. I will try to help you to the best of my ability.


I have owned bearded dragons for over seven years and have been a breeder for two years. Caring and raising bearded dragons has been a great experience in my life and will continue to play a big role throughout my life.

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