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We have a hamster with a solid lump on her nose, She’s about

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We have a hamster with a white solid lump on her nose
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: She’s about 9 months old
JA: What is the hamster's name?
Customer: snuggles
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Snuggles?
Customer: No I have a picture of it her nose looks a little crusty too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
File attached (V2L673M)

Hello,

You're through to Dr. Edele, a UK vet.

Please ignore any requests for a phone call, the website sends these automatically.

Could you send me the picture, please?

When did you first notice the lump?

Has it grown in size?

Does it bother Snuggles?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We noticed it last night
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doesn’t seem to be bothering her
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can’t say if it’s grown or not I’m afraid

Looks like there are a few areas. Are they dry and raised?

Can you see what the skin underneath looks like?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dry and raised
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can’t see skin due to solid white but the rest of her skin look ok
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any ideas what it could be?

Thank you. There are a few things that could cause this, mostly minor irritations.

Monitor her over the next few days to see if it gets bigger or starts to bother her. Keep an eye on her breathing too and have a listen for any crackles; or any nose or eye discharge.

For the moment you can gently bathe it with some saline (half tsp salt in a mug of boiled water cooled down). Do this 1-2 times per day and if she will allow you to just hold if on the areas to soften any scabs. Then pat the area dry and play with her for a little while to stop her starting to scratch at it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great thank you

You're welcome. If you have any further queries/concerns about Snuggles' nose you can come back to this chat even after accepting/rating the answer.

Have a nice day.

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