Growth or Shell Rot?

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I noticed these spots on my Radiated torts underbelly. Does this look concerning to anyone?

I feel like I can kind of scrape them and they’re flakey. Is this just growth? Or do I need to make a vet appointment?

I have silver sulfadiazine on hand. Should I put some of that on it?
 

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Simple shell fungus does not require a vet visit.
(Only the more serious shell ROT)
I do not believe that this is anything to worry about. I see no issues. But to be safe. Just smear a little Athletes foot cream on those spots

If it turns out that it's NOT fungus. No harm is done.
 

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I’ve been putting SSD cream on it and cleaning it. This is what it looks like today? Should I be concerned? It looks more raw?
 

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I’ve been putting SSD cream on it and cleaning it. This is what it looks like today? Should I be concerned? It looks more raw?
It is not shell rot. It is just the new growth comin in along the central seam. I would stop scraping it and leave it alone before you cause a permanent scar.

Look up some pictures of shell rot. It is much more obvious than what you are seeing. Here is one photo which shows a mild case on a RF Tortoise. Note the three or four white areas: https://tortoiseforum.org/attachments/img_2409-jpg.209698/
 
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