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I am new here and I really need some advice on ringworm. I fostered a mother cat some time ago and she had her babies at my home. I was asked to take in another abandoned kitten two weeks younger. The mother accepted her. She ended up with ringworm and the others caught it. I treated them all and kept them from my two cats downstairs but somehow one of them has caught it too and we were so carefull. I am at the end of my rope. Is this something that will go on and on and keep going back and forth.
I have read horror stories on the net about how you have to throw everything out and its nearly impossible to get rid of. Also that the spores dont die for four years. The two we kittens we wanted to keep are on oral and cream meds and I am in the process of getting oral meds for my other cats along with the cream.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have my adult cat in one room the kittens on the next floor and the other one who shows no signs yet on the bottom floor.

Ps Now I have it as well.
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also be careful because this IS something that you can catch from your cat. I have had the misfortune of dealing with this with a litter last year and even though I was careful, I caught it as well. It took a long time to get rid of it in the cats, but the meds helped as well as the creme. Good luck
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Thanks Vikki and Hissy

We have been going crazy with trying to keep this thing under control. The kittens were isolated and everything. I will talk to the vet about medicating the other cat as well even though she does not have it. Its encouraging to know that it can die in four months. I have used more bleach in the last few weeks than I have in years.

Unfortunatly its discouraged me from wanting to foster any more as I would be so afraid of bringing it in again and its no fun when you get it yourself. Its warm and muggy here but I hate to wear shorts as these ugly things are on my legs and I also dont want to spread it back to the cats again.

Anyway thanks for your help and advice and I will check out those sites as well.
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To be honest, you just have to keep up with it. Make sure you wash your hands and change your cloths everytime you handle them. It seems endless, but it will go away. I have learned from experience that it does seem like a nightmare at the time, but it's treatable and once it's gone, it rarely comes back unless you get a cat that's infected. Depending on how old the cats are would be how you treat them. There are several great medications depending on the age. There are also some preventative measures you can give as well. Now they are saying that the Program tablets for fleas, can be used to help prevent ringworm.
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