IMPORTANT: These pages on health are meant to be general guides, not hard and fast rules. They were not written by vets and are NO SUBSTITUTE for veterinary care. If you suspect something is wrong with your iguana, PLEASE see a qualified veterinarian!
Fungus is not as common in iguanas as some other health disorders, but it does rear its ugly head sometimes. Fungus can have a variety of causes, including environmental and internal. There is a particularly bad fungus that is striking bearded dragons and other reptiles, known as the Yellow Fungus. It is particularly difficult to treat and has been fatal in some cases. You can read more about this fungus at Reptile Rooms.
Because there are many different kinds of fungus, and they react differently to different kinds of treatment, it is best to see the vet for a culture if you suspect your iguana has fungus. Some fungi will actually GROW when treated with the wrong kind of medication. The vet will be able to identify the fungus and prescribe the proper treatment.
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