Your veterinarian will attempt to lance and drain the abscess(es). In addition to sodium iodide, which is given orally, there are some antibiotics that are thought to be effective in treating actinomycosis in hamsters. Consult your veterinarian for the best course of treatment in your hamster's case.
While recovering from actinomycosis, the hamster must be separated from other hamsters and housed in a clean and calm environment. Its diet should consist of soft foods that are easily chewed and digested. You may even want to first mash the food.
Isolation of an infected hamster and providing prompt treatment helps in preventing the spread of this bacterial infection to other pets.
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The species that a living thing has descended from
Resists the effects of acids; has less of a chance of losing color due to acidic properties
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.
The singular form of the word bacteria; a tiny, microscopic organism only made up of one cell.