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Hi...I'm new to being a cockatiel parent and have already taken my bird to a vet but so far her face is still swollen around one side of her beak and looks like corner of mouth. My vet is not an avian specialist and there is not one close. He is treating her as if it is a sinus infection but I think it may be scaly face mites. Does anyone have experience with mites that could look at pic and tell what I'm dealing with?
 

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It can be hard to tell without a high resolution picture, but I don't think it's scaly face mites. You notice her beak would be dry and flaky with an appearance similar to coral. This could also show around the eyes, nostrils and feet.
How long has she been on the antibiotics? Because I'd say wait and see. Give them time to work (about 5 days should show improvement), and if nothing changes then it's probably not a bacterial infection. If she gets worse see the vet though. (I'd highly suggest having an avian vet ready should you need one. Be registered, know where to go. Good just to be able to call for advice sometimes)

Anyway, could also be vit A deficiency, or even just injury. Was she like this when you got her, did it suddenly look like this?
Another thing you can do to check infection is look at her droppings on a white paper towel. The white part should be a nice white to cream. If it's yellow or greenish, that's infection. Just note to do this with fresh dropping as colour from urine and solids can bleed into those white urates.
You can compare her droppings to guide pictures online for cockatiels. Always a good idea to monitor droppings as they are often first sign of sickness.
 
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