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[HELP] Lump above eye on my veiled chameleon

Hello, I noticed a lump on my chameleon, I hope this was the right place to ask for help as I'm pretty sure there are some vets here who may provide me with some info about this and guide me how to help my buddy :/ Thanks in advance.

[HELP] Lump above eye on my veiled chameleon
GaMeR, Jun 13, 2018
    • JavaJacketOC
      It looks like an abscess or tumor of some sort. Does it have puss coming out of that spot on the top? Is it hard or soft? Does the eye stay closed most of the time or does he function like normal?
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    • VanessaS
      I have seen cysts on other animals that looked exactly like this. Due to where it is located, you need to take him to the vet to have it emptied.
    • GaMeR
      @JavaJacketOC No puss, eye functions perfectly normal, hard or soft I cant really tell something like human pimple I would say (idk if that's descriptive enough), he's sleeping atm so I will upload higher quality pics tomorrow if that's going to help.
      Also thank you both VanessaS and JavaJacketOC!

      P.S. He recently shed, before that this thing wasnt there, so shedding might have something to do with it ( I have no idea just guessing), btw will a bath ( lighly spraying him with warm water) help ?
    • JavaJacketOC
      @GaMeR It's hard to say, like @VanessaS it could be a cyst...your best bet is to go to a vet. It may resolve on it's own but if it doesn't it could become infected and just start a whole bunch of other issues. If it does rupture on its own, try and wipe it clean so nothing gets in the chameleon's eye.
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    • Moakmeister
      Go to a vet. It’s a cyst of some sort. Easy surgery.
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