I think my cat may have ringworm. Are there any other symptoms besides skin lesions I should be watching out for?
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7/17/09 at 10:50pm
IMO, I agree with Carolinalima about ringworm being linked to a low immune system. My cat was diagnosed with ringworm through a fungal culture. We found out (later) that his immune system was low because he had developed food allergies and was eating the allergen all the time. Without any treatment (one vet prescribed 6 weeks of oral antifungal + solution + shampoo, which other vets thought were extreme), based on my holistic vet's recommendation, the ringworm resolved itself quickly once his immune system was boosted (in our case, eliminating the food allergen and eating a good diet).
My vet told me that ringworm spores are everywhere and it's impossible to completely rid any environment of it, no matter how much you clean.
I did not quarantine or sanitize and my other pets did not get it and I personally believe it was because they had good immune systems.
I'm not implying anything medical-wise, just sharing my thoughts and experience with ringworm.