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My turtles in trouble. I mentioned before that she had a problem with her shell, then i posted about it being better...and i thought it was until today when i noticed bits of rotten flesh sticking out of the hole, water flowing out as she breated. This is horrible and i\'m doing all i can to get a hold of novalsn or betedine...but it\'s not sold in canada, nor is there a turtle vet within 20 miles at least...what can i do for now while i search? Please help, i could never forgive myself if she dies.
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I will give you a link for home treatment of shell rot, but you do need Betadine. It should be sold at any pharmacy, walmart, etc.
http://www.turtlepuddle.org/health/shellrot.html

Good luck. Is the turtle dry right now? Keep her dry and warm.
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I think I might have to take him to a vet.
There isn\'t any white parts and it looks to be deep. Otherwise he\'s healty, active and bright-eyed except for a little swelling I talked about before...(which seems to go away in water) Shes in a warm, dry container with lots of light and I\'ll see what I can do. For now i\'m using a bandaid to keep out germs. I\'ll try to take a picture but I\'m not sure if it will show up because it\'s so tiny. Thank you.
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geocities won\'t let me post pics here:(
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You must get the betadine. Pharmacies have it, as it is one of the most common skin disinfectants for human use. Heck even call your Drs office. They may have a small bottle that you can get. As an emergency back up you can use chlorhexidine, this is sold under the brand name of Hibiclens.
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