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So I gave him his regular bath with aveno baby shampoo then used the same baby oil ive been using forever and I put him back in his cage. I noticed he is biting himself under one of his arms and it has become really red. What is causing this and how can I stop him from biting himself?
 

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I don't know what would be causing that other than irritation? If he wont leave it alone you could try putting a cream on it-could try Vaseline as it's harmless to most things and it might discourage him from chewing at it :/
 

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It sounds like he's itchy, in which case putting vaseline wouldn't do much good. Do you notice anything else there? Like a rash or anything? I'm not too sure about what you can put to soothe the itchiness, but I'm sure someone can help you with that soon :)
 

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I tried giving him another bath but this time an oatmeal bath. He is still chewing on it and I can already see a layer of skin gone =(
Im not sure how to stop him. Im getting really worried
 

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Baby oil is actually more drying than any other oils. It will dry out the skin more.

Will he allow himself to be distracted by other things? If not, I would give your vet a call and ask them for advice. I'd be tempted to use a antihistamine to see if the itching stops, but I don't know hedgie dosage. Until then, try to keep distracting him.
Normally, if it was a surface skin issue, another bath tends to calm them.
 

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I went to the vet today to see what is going on and they werent able to figure out what is going on. I was given a liquid band aid to seal up his wound but he is starting to chew the other side of his chest/armpit. We checked for mites and nothing came up but I got medicine to slow down his irritation.

I havent changed anything in timing of his schedule nor nor detergent and I checked his ears and they are all clean also nothing poking at him either.
The only thing I added new was replaced his old toilet paper roll with a new one and instead of washing him in the bath tub I used the sink instead.
Not if he is allergic to the sink I cant think of anything of why he would be doing this.
 
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