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1. How long has this redness been present?
2. Was Nilla in a cage or crate recently?
3. Any chance you can take a photo and upload it here?
Ouchie! Thanks for the photo- she is such a cutie :) It looks like she rubbed it repeatedly on something, possibly the carpeting. I do see it commonly as a result of cage-rubbing after being boarded.
You can certainly apply a thin layer of neosporin, or even vaseline. The problem is, she will immediately try and lick it off- which is OK and won't hurt her, but if you can try and distract her for 5-10 minutes after applying, it will work a little better. You can apply up to 3 x daily; it should heal within a few days.
Can I help with anything else tonight?