Post by breezygardener on Jul 30, 2020 13:26:01 GMT -5
Poor kitty & poor you, et al!! That stuff is insidious. Had it appear on one of my horses once & what a pain in the you-know-what that was to deal with. Had to disinfect all grooming equipment & then dedicate one set to that one horse; then twice a day had to scrub all the affected areas with a disinfecting surgical scrub product. Since I hadn't been to any outside farms & none of my horses had left the property, couldn't for the life of me figure out where it came from. My vet finally found the likely culprit - a few "cow chips" mixed in with the straw stall bedding. Apparently cattle had been in whatever field my straw farmer had harvested the straw from, & vet said it most likely came from the cattle; that it easily could have traveled in on the straw.
**My body is a temple - unfortunately it's a fixer-upper.**
gardendmpls, If you can't get in to see your regular doctor, try OTC athletes foot medication. I get the cheap stuff from the dollar store. Only used it on ringworm once with good results, but it was my go to diaper rash and external yeast infection treatment when my daughter was little. Worked better than the expensive creams the doctor prescribed her.
Post by desertwoman on Jul 30, 2020 17:16:57 GMT -5
I had great success with apple cider vinegar when I got ringworm from Ellie after we first brought her home. We both got our twice daily "wash" of infected areas. And used the UV flashlight to monitor. There's plenty of OTC and home remedies that do the job including, as emmsmommy said, athletes foot OTC med.
Northern New Mexico Zone 6b (formerly Zone 5) Posting since 2005
Post by gardendmpls on Jul 30, 2020 19:07:24 GMT -5
They actually have lotrimin labeled specifically for ringworm and it is different from the one made for athletes foot. Luckily the kitten only has a tiny spot and it has lotrimin lotion twice daily in addition to a special shampoo every three days. Cats will actually develop immunity to ringworm. I was very tempted to try the shampoo for myself. Most of mine is gone, but my daughter may go to the doctor. They just prescribe the lotrimin, but double strength. Covered by my drug plan, which makes it even better, as over the counter is almost $10 per small tube.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
Many years ago I found one of those on the side of the dirt road I lived on, soaking wet, shivering, half-starved, and already having used up eight of his nine lives. I am allergic to cats but brought him in anyways, dried him off, got him some food and water, wrapped him in a towel, and sat him in front of the woodstove. He recovered quickly, earned himself a name (Berkley), and became part of the household. He was able to hold his own with three Dobermans and a German Shepherd. Eventually, a younger relative decided that he would be better off living with her than us so off he went.
USDA Zone 6a in Akron, NY on the left side of the state