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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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My Chinese dwarf hamster has a bald patch and in the centre

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My Chinese dwarf hamster has a bald patch and in the centre of the bald patch is a brown spot, the size of a pin head. Other than this he seems well and is behaving normally.
Scott Nimmo :

My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

Please tell me where on his body is this bald spot? Half way along his side perhaps?

Customer: No just at the top of his back.
Customer: i have a photo of it, but not sure how to include it.
Scott Nimmo :

A photo would be great, you can upload it with the paperclip icon above ...

Scott Nimmo :

If you have a URL for this photo, just post it here and I will pick it up ...

Scott Nimmo :

Thanks for that I can view the photo well. This looks like an area of dermatitis, perhaps bacterial in origin. It is very encouraging that he is otherwise acting normally. Since this is a surface lesion you may well be able to treat it by applying any sort of human antiseptic cream or ointment twice a day for fiv edays or so.

Scott Nimmo :

If he struggles and tries to bite apply the ointment with a cotton bud while you are holding him with while wearing a glove.

Scott Nimmo :

If this does not work or he seems to be getting worse then get your vet involved as antibiotics which are prescription drugs may be required. these can be added to the drinking water.

Customer: Thanks so much. If after 5 days the spot has not gone?
Scott Nimmo :

at that point the vet ...

Customer: great thanks so much
Scott Nimmo :

No problem, very glad to have advised you. I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.



Customer: would germaline go
Customer: sorry would germaline antiseptic cream do
Scott Nimmo :

That would be just fine, but put it on very sparingly and rub it in well ...

Customer: great, bye
Scott Nimmo :

bye ...

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