I have had my giant day gecko for a little less than 2 years with little issue. When she was a baby she did a have bad shed but it cleared up with some husbandry tweaks and she has been good until the last couple months. A spot on the front her nose started developing, sort of a dark weird looking scale. I thought no biggie give her a couple sheds should go back to normal. It started look more irritated and degraded a little, becoming a rather sore spot. I dabbed some silver cream on her nose a couple times but unfortunately she licks it right off. I gave it a couple more weeks and it started to look much better and showed signs of healing. Sadly checking on her today though it has suddenly gotten much worse again, with the soreness starting to spread even more. It looks like the scales on her lip/nose have degraded.
I don’t ever hesitate to take my animals to the vet but this particular animal I do worry about the additional effects it could have on her health. She is not handle-able and frantically runs away from human interaction most of the time. I have a had a few times where she has trusted me enough to sit on my hand but even the slightest movement unnerves her. The one time I thought she might need a small bit of help getting a piece of shed off her toes resulted in a full drop of her tail and some skin sloughed off because she shoved herself between two pieces of decor (and boy am I still kicking myself for this, though all I did was try to slowly get my hand close to her with some tongs, I didn’t even end up touching her).
So in short, I am looking for some advice. It really seems like her nose was healing but now I am wondering if she has some sort of infection going on, but I worry the stress of going to the vet and receiving treatment might actually stress her to the point of further harm. What should I do?