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    swollen head, recessed eyes caused by mites?

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    my lesser male has the same symptoms - swollen head, no signs of RI, mouth inside and out looks good except the jaw doesn't sit flush on one side due to the swelling, eyes look shrunken due to swelling around them - my question is i heard that swollen head can be caused by not only nose rubbing, but mites burrowing into the skin around the eye sockets? anyone heard this or know better? a few in my collection had mites a few months ago and i treated all of my snakes several times.

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    anyone??

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    i will this evening. his jaw now sits together but his head is still swollen - and i caught him in the act of nose rubbing last night

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    ok pics are up. i left him alone for a few days and switched him to a smaller box with crumpled newspaper. these are when he is at his worst

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...66988505_n.jpg eyes recessed due to head swelling


    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...56591021_n.jpg jaw not sitting together

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...45887342_n.jpg bump on top of snout due to rubbing

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...45312171_n.jpg inside of mouth looks good, outside looks awful

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    i've been applying a weak iodine solution every 2 days with a q-tip. trying to not stress him out more.

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    Re: swollen head, recessed eyes caused by mites?

    Quote Originally Posted by hypersomniacjoo View Post
    ok pics are up. i left him alone for a few days and switched him to a smaller box with crumpled newspaper. these are when he is at his worst

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...66988505_n.jpg eyes recessed due to head swelling


    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...56591021_n.jpg jaw not sitting together

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...45887342_n.jpg bump on top of snout due to rubbing

    http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...45312171_n.jpg inside of mouth looks good, outside looks awful
    think you should just visit the vet about that, doesnt look good!
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    Re: swollen head, recessed eyes caused by mites?

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    think you should just visit the vet about that, doesnt look good!
    x2 Please take him to see a vet. Poor guy. Good luck
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    thanks i will make a vet appointment right now. anyone know what else i can do to reduce nose rubbing until appt?

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    his poor face makes me want to cry

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