Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Personally, I wouldn't put anything on him but clean, fresh water. Amphibians have very porous skin and absorb things into their system very easily. It is hard to say what a medication designed for a human may do. Most amphibians even have natural antibiotics in their skin secretions - though, I am unaware if firebellied toads do. If he spends a lot of time in the water, I'm not sure how effective anything topical would be anyway. Sorry I can't help more, but without seeing it, its so hard to just toss out ideas. About all I can suggest is to keep an eye on him, make sure he's still eating and being normally active. Make sure it isn't spreading or getting any worse.
Vets that know anything about amphibians are few and far between. If you're near a zoo, calling them and asking what vet they use for their reptiles and amphibians might be a good place to start. Or check if there is a herp society in the area.
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