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Ringworm?

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Health' started by DocMac, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. DocMac

    DocMac Guest

    I have an itchy place on my arm this morning and one of my cats has a tiny place on her nose. I'm afraid I have ringworm and so oes she. Don't feel like its an emergency for ithet of us, but what can y'all tell me about it?
     
  2. Patti

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    Boy, it's been a long time since I've had to deal with ringworm but I remember that I washed everything in Health Guard, including the kitties. I think Health Guard also has a spot treatment that you can use directly on the affected areas. You can also use over the counter products on yourself as well, but I would be careful using anything on the cat without checking with a vet first. Ringworm can be pretty nasty to get rid of, to be sure to clean everything thoroughly.
     
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  3. Jacq

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    It's terribly contagious. You need to treat all carpeted areas, furniture, and anything else the cat touched. I used OTC athlete's foot powder and sprinkled it on all my carpeting, them vacuumed. I had to bathe my kitten every day in special stuff and treat all his spots. What a hassle!
     
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  4. admin

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    Jacq that's a good idea about the foot powder and vacuuming...

    You can use a tea tree oil salve on ringworm, if you want to go the more natural route...on yourself that is...and I guess you could use on the kitten as well...
     
  5. admin

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    On second thought...that may not be a good idea as the kittens will walk on it and lick it off their feet?
     
  6. admin

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    Josie, where do you think you might have picked it up?
     
  7. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Tea tree oil is toxic to cats
     
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  8. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    So some say - others say differently...but you can use it on yourself, as far as I know...
     
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  9. MK Anderson

    MK Anderson Guest

    Had it here a couple years ago, uggg! I do everything still to keep it out of my home!!! I would quarantine the cat with the ringworm ASAP! I would use health guard on all your clothing and cat stuff(as Patti suggested) EVERYTHING!!! I still wash my towels and bedding always with health guard. Their are a few products you can try and use, shampoo and sprays from Revial health. I would shampoo and used two sprays and I also got Itraconazole from the vet and gave for six weeks! I also use sani guard bombs in my entire house, they are hospital grade that kills everything including ringworm. Mine was a mild case went horrible bad! thanks to a horrible vet I will never use again. thanks to the new vet and cat friends, it finally got IT under control. if you have it too I would make sure it is securely cover with a band aid. You can put ointment(lotrimin) on it and cover it, so important to cover it. this is nasty and can spread fast and get bad. really important to clean, I mean everything. I ordered a product that killed the fungus instead of messing with bleach.

    I would sit in there room with them in a hazard waste outfit, so I would not spread it(outfit stayed in room) and just cried one day, it was that bad!
     
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  10. admin

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    That is terrible, MK - I'm so sorry! where on earth did you get a hazmat suit?
     

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