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Does anyone know: Is their ringworm getting better?

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I don't know how to tell if Damita & Chico's ringworm is getting better. Damita developed scabs where she lost her fur 2 days ago. Today will be day 5 of the Conofite cream & day 5 of the Fulvicin. I check their bodies for any more large patchy hair loss every morning & night. Last night, both showed no change. This morning, Chico has lost hair on his neck. What is really odd is that it is in the shape of a perfect rectangle. The hair behind his ears has stopped getting thinner, though. I think I started treating Chico before the ringworm got too bad. Damita has a nasty case of it. I put Conofite behind Damita's ears & on her neck. I was only putting in behind Chico's ears, but started putting it on his neck today.

What are the signs that they are getting better? How will I know when the skin is starting to grow back? I can't tell if it is breaking off or growing back.
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Originally Posted by white cat lover
I don't know how to tell if Damita & Chico's ringworm is getting better. Damita developed scabs where she lost her fur 2 days ago. Today will be day 5 of the Conofite cream & day 5 of the Fulvicin. I check their bodies for any more large patchy hair loss every morning & night. Last night, both showed no change. This morning, Chico has lost hair on his neck. What is really odd is that it is in the shape of a perfect rectangle. The hair behind his ears has stopped getting thinner, though. I think I started treating Chico before the ringworm got too bad. Damita has a nasty case of it. I put Conofite behind Damita's ears & on her neck. I was only putting in behind Chico's ears, but started putting it on his neck today.

What are the signs that they are getting better? How will I know when the skin is starting to grow back? I can't tell if it is breaking off or growing back.
if there;s no more signs of new area that fur are dropping off, means the ringworms had been contained.. signs of recovery is when there's no more dry scalps on the affected area, and/or the affected areas dun grow in size.
ringworms takes quite a long time to heal.. about 2-3 weeks for the problem to be contained.. 2-3 months for fur to grow back nicely.. be diligent in your application of the medication and take care of your own hygiene. Ringworms can be transmitted to humans..
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Originally Posted by boxedfish
if there;s no more signs of new area that fur are dropping off, means the ringworms had been contained.. signs of recovery is when there's no more dry scalps on the affected area, and/or the affected areas dun grow in size.
ringworms takes quite a long time to heal.. about 2-3 weeks for the problem to be contained.. 2-3 months for fur to grow back nicely.. be diligent in your application of the medication and take care of your own hygiene. Ringworms can be transmitted to humans..
Thanks for your reply! I didn't realize it could take as long as 2-3 weeks for the ringworm to be contained. I have been applying the Conofite at the same time everyday & giving the Fulvicin with a meal. Damita developed scabs now(she hasn't had them before). I'm not sure when they developed, though. It seems like everynight her ringworm patches get bigger. I have only been treating the ringworm for a week now, so it makes sense that the ringworm hasn't been contained.
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Ring worm can be difficult to treat & difficult to prevent a relaps. My Jordan had it twice & then Isaac got it when I brought him home, meaning it was still lying dormant in the appartment somewhere.
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dun worry about the patches getting bigger, it will, until they are contained, they will then stop growing.. ringworms are a pain to cure, especially in multiple cat households..
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I talked to a volunteer at the HS this morning. I need more conofite. A 15 mg tube lasts me two days. They said scabs are a good thing-that means they are healing. Are scabs really a good thing?
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I would suggest lime dip your kittens every 6 days until better. Dip them and leave the dip on them to dry. Fulvivini is a oral medicine they can take everyday too. Check with your vet. Amazon has the lime dip.

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I would suggest lime dip your kittens every 6 days until better. Dip them and leave the dip on them to dry. Fulvivini is a oral medicine they can take everyday too. Check with your vet. Amazon has the lime dip.

Hello Minnymouse! Welcome to TCS. The thread you just replied to is from the year 2006. No problem though as it happens all the time. Thank you for your suggestion and hope to see you posting here on site! wavey.gif
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