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Old 03-31-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I had it as a child. I was about 4-5 and my best friend/neighbor and the cat also had it. You didn't need a test to tell the cat had it.


I had it all over me and it itched like crazy. It was summer in Colorado. My friend and I wore only our underwear and were covered in a thick white cream.


Does your spot itch? Are you saying that the cat has been to the vet? Did you tell them you thought you had it?


Do you sleep alone? I wouldn't sleep with anyone who I thought had ringworm That includes (insert any name here).


Doesn't sound like ringworm to me. Some spider/insect bites form a red circle around a white or yellowish spot.


Its been 0ver 60 years and I still remember it. The other kids weren't allowed to touch us
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Old 03-31-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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They can do a skin test at the vet to check for Ringworm, if I remember correctly it didn't cost a small fortune..
If your pet has it, you will keep getting it also.

As far as I recall there are two types of treatments for your pet. A pill which most wont prescribe to a pup or kitten.
That leaves the other option, Sulfur baths.. It's yellow, smelly and will leave stains on stuff for weeks.
It dry's into a powder that tends to get all over the place. Did I mention it smells really bad?
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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Its 'fungus amungus' if it has a ring around it, not a spider bite. I would not freak out. Just keep the cream on it, keep it covered, wash your hands with soap for 10 seconds after changing the bandaid. If the cat is the reservoir of infection that is a bigger problem. https://pets.webmd.com/cats/ringworm-in-cats#1
You or the vet can shine an ultraviolet light (black light) on the cat and see if there are glowing spots. https://healthfully.com/ultraviolet-...m-5139692.html

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Old 03-31-2018, 04:28 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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you know we here in the south used to put clear nail polish on it so the infection cant breath and get air and that used to heal it real quick . I have never used anything else when I got it .
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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As far as I know, spores are not flying around willy nilly. It's not an airborne infection. Yes, there does have to be contact of some sort, whether skin to skin or surface to skin, in order for the infection to be spread.
Just wipe the toilet seat thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol after you sit. Not all that "contagious" but the rash teems with organisms and, as such can infect others. Usually (but not always) OTC fungus creams will eliminate the infection but it may require a few weeks (if not, see a dermatologist; you'll need something stronger). Keep that area very dry and cover with absorbent cotton-only underwear.

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Old 03-31-2018, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Its 'fungus amungus' if it has a ring around it, not a spider bite. I would not freak out. Just keep the cream on it, keep it covered, wash your hands with soap for 10 seconds after changing the bandaid. If the cat is the reservoir of infection that is a bigger problem. https://pets.webmd.com/cats/ringworm-in-cats#1
You or the vet can shine an ultraviolet light (black light) on the cat and see if there are glowing spots. https://healthfully.com/ultraviolet-...m-5139692.html
Also on you. That's how I found out I had it - after the vet found it on the cat, she turned the blacklight onto me, and yep, I had it on my arms.

I don't recall doing anything special besides putting the cream on it as directed.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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Just wash your hands regarding the contagion worry.
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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My daughter had it once...I don't know where she got it from (yes, we had a cat, but none of the rest of us got it), but the OTC stuff didn't do anything. She ended up having to take an antifungal by mouth. And even then it took a long time for it to go away completely.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It’s weird, I’ve gotten ringworm and not even known where I got it, but I’ve also handled animals with known ringworm and never got it.
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Just wipe the toilet seat thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol after you sit. Not all that "contagious" but the rash teems with organisms and, as such can infect others. Usually (but not always) OTC fungus creams will eliminate the infection but it may require a few weeks (if not, see a dermatologist; you'll need something stronger). Keep that area very dry and cover with absorbent cotton-only underwear.
You are wrong about that. It's highly contagious.
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