Ringworm is actually a fungal infection. Signs can include patches of hair loss and/or a red,scaley circle on the skin. Some cats can have ringworm and show no signs of it. If you have more than one cat, it will not matter which one has is - ringworm is so contagious that you will have to treat all of the animals anyway. Treatment usually lasts about 6-8 weeks, but you must stick with it. Here are some suggestions on how to treat the condition.
- Shave the cat's fur and start him/her on an oral medication prescribed by the vet. (Supposedly, Sporodax is better than Fulvicin because it has fewer side effects. Talk to your vet.)
- Infected areas can be treated topically (in both humans and cats) with Lamisil.
- Using LymDyp, dip the cat twice a week.
- Twice daily, sprinkle Lotrimin Athlete's Foot Powder and then vacuum the house (be sure to change the bag after each time).
- Spray the house - furniture, carpets, walls, etc. - with a diluted clorox solution.
- Using a black light, do a daily inspection.
- Launder with an anti-fungal laundry additive and add plenty of bleach to the whites.
- Using diluted clorox bleach in water (1 part chlorine bleach + 30 parts water), spray the cat's coat daily.
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