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Old 04-09-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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You are wrong about that. It's highly contagious.
Well, sorta...but...Actually those fungi are ubiquitous and there is nothing (short of living in a bubble) that you can do about that. Do you know what "ubiquitous" means? It means they are always present in some numbers. And, they are!


Fungal skin infections are opportunistic things. At times, people become susceptible where previously they weren't for reasons often unclear. Chronic wet skin is often the cause but sometimes its just an immune system quirk where the organisms are allowed to proliferate and invade. Traumatized skin is certainly a risk factor (i.e., chafing).


I chuckle at people walking around shower rooms in zories. Zories or not, unless you dip those feet in Clorox at some point you've accomplished little.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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It's confirmed, the new cat has ringworm. So I definitely have ringworm. Three weeks of meds for both cats, lab work x2 for the old cat, new one still stays sequestered. Oh what fun. I can't wait to talk to the rescue about this now.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Well, sorta...but...Actually those fungi are ubiquitous and there is nothing (short of living in a bubble) that you can do about that. Do you know what "ubiquitous" means? It means they are always present in some numbers. And, they are!


Fungal skin infections are opportunistic things. At times, people become susceptible where previously they weren't for reasons often unclear. Chronic wet skin is often the cause but sometimes its just an immune system quirk where the organisms are allowed to proliferate and invade. Traumatized skin is certainly a risk factor (i.e., chafing).


I chuckle at people walking around shower rooms in zories. Zories or not, unless you dip those feet in Clorox at some point you've accomplished little.
Thanks (?) for educating me. I've been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1980 and my husband is a top rated M.D. and has been in practice as a doctor for much longer than I've been practicing as an F.N.P.

But, whatever.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Thanks (?) for educating me. I've been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1980 and my husband is a top rated M.D. and has been in practice as a doctor for much longer than I've been practicing as an F.N.P.

But, whatever.


Cool. I'm board certified in a "AOA only" know-it-all MD specialty and a PhD to boot. 35 years. But...like you say, "whatever."


There are a lot of misconceptions about the causes of dermatophytoses. Hence, my post.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Cool. I'm board certified in a "AOA only" know-it-all MD specialty and a PhD to boot. 35 years. But...like you say, "whatever."


There are a lot of misconceptions about the causes of dermatophytoses. Hence, my post.
You are the one who wrote a condescending post directed towards me - asking me if I knew what the word ubiquitous means - among other things.

Hence, MY post.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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I really envy those who have gotten rid of this with little effort.

After weeks of treating my one spot (which was kept covered simply because it's under underwear anyway), weeks of treating the cats, weeks of washing towels and clothes daily, and cleaning obsessively in general, I have 2 more confirmed spots. One is again in the bikini area, the other is on my upper arm, which was completely covered by sweatshirts when it started (thought it was a bug bite at first).

The original spot is deemed cured by the dermatologist but I'm treating it anyway since there's another just 2" away.

I am obviously highly sensitive to it.
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:47 PM
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I had ringworm, no big deal, some cream and it went away.

Now scabies, yikes, those things are terrible.
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