I am soooo beyond mad at the moment! I thought we had gotten rid of all traces of ringworm in the house, but boy was i wrong! All 5 kittens have it on their face and now I have a tinsey spot on my scalp. I don't know what to do for myself. I can't take the pill my doctor prescribed for me a few weeks ago- because it gave me thrush and made me really sick. I can't use my Neutrogena T/Gel stubborn itch control or any head and shoulders stuff to treat it eithor because none of it is for ringworm It's 11:00 at night, and Colin and I are supposed to leave to go out of town in the morning- there's no way I can get to my dermatologist right now. I called my local pharmacist and that was a disaster- he was a complete idiot and asbolutely no help. I wanted to him! Did i mention- i have extremely long wavy hair that matts often- so I have to brush it several times a day- now i'm scared to death that i've spread it throughout my scalp without even realizing it because it could have gotten on my hair brush or comb. This is definitely NOT my psoriasis acting up- i know what that's like- and i NEVER have flare ups when I use Neutrogena....so this is definitely not that...i'm about 98% sure it's ringworm Has anyone else had to deal with ringworm of the scalp before? What worked for you? Did you loose any hair? / I'm freaking out!! I have gorgeous hair - and I have been planning on donating it to locks of love when I get ready- now that might not get to happen if my whole scalp breaks out / What do i do?? I put some Mentax cream on my scalp and just rubbed it in a little bit- it's the prescription that my dermatologist have me for the ringworm on my arm. Also, I do have some Malabase shampoo left over from when I bathe my ringworm kittens. Do you think it'd be safe to use that on myself? Uhhh...this couldn't have happened at a more horrible time! The kittens are on their Conofite lotion and are starting to clear up really well- but unfortunately now I have it again! I've been "battling" ringworm since August- it keeps going away and comming back! I'm sooooooo mad! I upset to the point that I do not want to even foster anymore ringworm positive animals again- i have such a crummy immune system that once i get it, i can't get rid of it I'm soo miserable! Just the thought of my hair getting messed up really freaks me out. Colin is being an absolute jerk too and is no help - he was like "Well, the way i see it you have 3 choices 1. Don't take anytihng 2. Just put the mentax cream on it (the problem with this is that mentax takes a while to work on me,) or 3. Take the pills and just deal with the thrush. What a jerk! He's being soo insensitive- he has no clue what it's like to be a woman and have to deal with hair on a daily basis. / So now i dunno what to do- i've already put some mentax cream on that tiny spot on my scalp...but i haven't taken the pills yet, because I know i will get thrush- and here's the thing, if i get thursh while i'm out of town- my doctors office will be closed until next week, and i'm all out of my medicine for thrush- so i have absolutely no way to treat it if i take the pills and get it while i'm gone. Also, I do have the Malabase bath shampoo that i used on the animals- do you think it'd be ok to wash my hair with it to try and prevent it from spreading?? I'm soooo freaking out right now and my pharmacist was absolutely no help. / Also, what do i do about brushing my hair, etc- i don't wanna spread it in my scalp- but i can't go without brushing my hair. I would really appreciate any advice or opinions right now. What do you think I should do as far as the medicine goes- should i take the pill and try to get rid of the ringworm at the risk of getting thrush again or should i just use the cream in my scalp- which takes forever to work??
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11/21/06 at 9:17pm