[split] Injured Neck!! please HELP!

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AmberMR

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I let my tortoise venture round the house and he looks like he has had his neck caught on something and a lump appeared a few days later it developed into a cut and was bleeding a little bit he doesn't seem to be in any pain and he is eating and acting normal however the area has turned a blackish colour and I'm super worried can anyone tell me what to do ? ImageUploadedByTortForum1372797229.531206.jpg
 
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HELP!!! (Injury on neck)

Oh no I'm so sorry :(
I can't help.

Annabella's scab came off a few days after this post and there was not even a mark where it was.
 

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HELP!!! (Injury on neck)

Oh ok thank you anyway I just hope it heals
 

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Injured Neck!! please HELP!

I let my tortoise venture round the house and he looks like he has had his neck caught on something and a lump appeared a few days later it developed into a cut and was bleeding a little bit he doesn't seem to be in any pain and he is eating and acting normal however the area has turned a blackish colour and I'm super worried can anyone tell me what to do ? ImageUploadedByTortForum1372798477.644580.jpg
 

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That might be an ear abscess, I'm having trouble with the picture. Dry environments contribute to that.
 

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Ok thank you I will try and get a better quality picture
 

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I would keep an eye on that area....if this guy gets outside time I would be sure to not let him be in an area where exposed to flies...not until the area/skin healths completely and no break in the skin remaining...
 

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Of maybe better yet, don't take
Him out at all, until it heals. Lets not take chances.
 

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My Redfoots spend the summer outside and I've dealt with many a cut neck. Necks are the worst place for a cut! You can't bandage it or splint it, at least not on a big guy in mating season!

This is what I do: keep it clean. I soak/rinse the cut 2x daily and apply Neosporin. I find the Neosporin keeps it from getting dirt, leaves, etc. in it. Expect the cut to break open several times before it scabs over really good. It may take a while and look really gross but the cut will heal. Never had a cut get infected using this method.
 

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Something could be trapped in there and an abscess has formed around it. Is it hot to the touch? How does it feel when you squeeze it?
 
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