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post #31 of 53
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Thankyou! I'm heading into the kitchen to make an oatmeal paste
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Thankyou! I'm heading into the kitchen to make an oatmeal paste
Uh...I must say that my daughter was 18 months old, and I'm not sure how efficacious the oatmeal was. But...it couldn't hurt!
post #33 of 53
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Uh...I must say that my daughter was 18 months old, and I'm not sure how efficacious the oatmeal was. But...it couldn't hurt!

Well, lets just say the oatmeal "paste" didn't work last night ....talk about a disaster! lol Last night I made a paste out of oatmeal and water....put it on my foot, put celephane (sp?) over that and wrapped it tight so it wouldn't leak, then put a cotton sock over it .....by 2am, the celephane had come loose, the oatmeal had leaked through my sock and got all over the sheets, and it was dried onto my foot- and made it itch more lol....so I washed my foot off, changed the sheets, and was still itching to death lol....I woke up again at 6am itching too- that was aweful...Colin said I looked like a monkey trying to groom my foot . I did however come up with a concoction tonight that seemed to help a bit. Tonight I filled a deep pot up with warm water , oatmeal ,aloe vera, mild body soap, foot soak, and a bath fizzy...and soaked my foot in there for about a 1/2 hour. That helped a lot! After I took my foot out I slathered on benadryl on it and hydrocortisone and took two benadryl pills...that seemed to help a lot! I am still itching, but not nearly as bad. Also, I determined that those were definitely NOT mesquito bites! Those are flea bites- and i'm super allergic to them- so that's why i've been itching non-stop. That starbucks needs to spray the outside of their building for fleas!! Uhhh! Is it bad that I want to go back and get another Pumpkin Spice Latte??? Maybe i'll just go through the drive through next time
post #34 of 53
OMG I am SO sorry about the oatmeal fiasco. You poor thing. FLEA bites. No WONDER they itched. I'd go to the Starbucks in the grocery store next time, LOL.

So the meat tenderizer didn't work, eh? I've only heard about it, not used it. Oh, here's a worse one. I've heard have a DOG lick your mosquito bites.
post #35 of 53
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OMG I am SO sorry about the oatmeal fiasco. You poor thing. FLEA bites. No WONDER they itched. I'd go to the Starbucks in the grocery store next time, LOL.

So the meat tenderizer didn't work, eh? I've only heard about it, not used it. Oh, here's a worse one. I've heard have a DOG lick your mosquito bites.
Nope- no luck with the meat tenderizer...I just smelled like a steak
Oh Fosters has definietly tried that one anyways...lol It certainly doesn't help the itching, but it definitely tickles. Our dog is soo goofy! He is the most loving thing too- he would bathe an intruder in kisses before he would chase one off lol. He has a special fondness for feet and houseshoes-my houseshoes!
post #36 of 53
Oh your dog is very cute! Is he an Australian Shepherd?

I was just remarking on Smudge who was lying within a circle of my shoes after he dragged them around to suit him. And sticking his head in them. ???
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Oh your dog is very cute! Is he an Australian Shepherd?

I was just remarking on Smudge who was lying within a circle of my shoes after he dragged them around to suit him. And sticking his head in them. ???
Thankyou! He's an Australian Shepherd/ Collie mix. We adopted him back in may from the Bartlett Animal Shelter (where I volunteer and foster for) as an adult- he's soo great! He's like our little fluffy baby. Fosters stays at Colin's house. I have a wolf/germanshepherd mix at my duplex named Ginger- she's sooo cute! She's 11yrs old, and still a spicy little thing- must be the wolf in her comming out. My kitties don't try to stick their heads in my shoes...but Jasmine tries to eat them....who am i kidding....she tries to eat EVERYTHING!!!! ....ac adaptors, the rabbit- she learned the rabbit bites back lol , dog food, my cell phone, shoes, my guitar strings, Ginger's tail, her pom pom balls.... she's like a fluffy garbage disposal! (please note, all of those things are up and out of her reach....she just always finds ways to find them...) Humm...the itching is still no better tonight! I'm seriously thinking about doing to a minor medical center tomorrow to have those bites and the ringworm looked at ...It's been several days now and nothing seems to help. If it's not better tomorrow, I will go. At the moment, I'm trying to keep my mind off itching by typing instead seems to kind of work!
post #38 of 53
I am so sorry that you are still itching!! I thought you were gonna go and raid the fridge?LOL!!!
post #39 of 53
Oh you know, I was looking up "topical anesthetics" last night. I wonder if something like Neosporin with anesthetic or something of the like would help?
post #40 of 53
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I am so sorry that you are still itching!! I thought you were gonna go and raid the fridge?LOL!!!
Oh consider that done lol! I wound up with baked pita chips, dill pickles and banana yogurt I've been eating the strangest foods all week!
post #41 of 53
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Oh you know, I was looking up "topical anesthetics" last night. I wonder if something like Neosporin with anesthetic or something of the like would help?
Last time I saw my dermatologist for ringworm (about a year ago) he told me neosporin wouldn't help that....I have medicam for the rind\\gworm now- that seems to be helping. I will definitely try the neosporin on the bug bites though! Thankyou for the suggestion. You've been soo sweet to try and help me figure out how to make the itching cease! I really apprecite that.
post #42 of 53
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Last time I saw my dermatologist for ringworm (about a year ago) he told me neosporin wouldn't help that....I have medicam for the rind\\gworm now- that seems to be helping. I will definitely try the neosporin on the bug bites though! Thankyou for the suggestion. You've been soo sweet to try and help me figure out how to make the itching cease! I really apprecite that.
I was hoping the neosporin anesthetic (it has some special name) would help. But I know that there's only so much you can do sometimes. My exczema itches so bad that I scratch until it bleeds - so I feel your pain. It's not like you can STOP itching, LOL!
post #43 of 53
Have you tried Witch Hazel for it?It may help some!!
post #44 of 53
I am not sure if you may have tried this, but for ringworm, I called F.A.I.R. which is a rescue group around here, and she told me to use Lamisil. 10 days later, no ringworm on Tammy-Timmy.
post #45 of 53
I have a spot on my leg right now that I am going to see my Dr. about this afternoon. I wasn't sure if it was ringworm or possibly Lyme disease. I was just assuming it was ringworm, but mine does not itch at so now I'm a little more worried. Is yours perfectly round? Is the outer ring raised?
post #46 of 53
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Thanks for all of the help everyone! The ringworm is almost gone thanks to the prescription! (it's called "Mentax" for anyone else who might need a ringworm prescription from their docs- it works wonders!) / As far as the flea bites go- yea!!! They are FINALLY starting to go away! It took forever though....I figured out that taking 2 benadryl ever few hours (i took the equate brand) and dousing hydracortisone on there everytime it itched really helped. I did notice Colin had one funny spot on him today though....i hope he doesn't have ringworm now! OMG! That would be aweful lol...at least i have the medicine to give him for it if that's what it is lol. I'm still a little itchy- but over all, it's sooo much better! Thankyou again everyone!
post #47 of 53
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I have a spot on my leg right now that I am going to see my Dr. about this afternoon. I wasn't sure if it was ringworm or possibly Lyme disease. I was just assuming it was ringworm, but mine does not itch at so now I'm a little more worried. Is yours perfectly round? Is the outer ring raised?
Mine were pretty round, -they start off almost like a little pimple- then they turn red...a tiny bit raised- but not too much, flaky, and very itchy.My doctor gave me Mentax for it and that helped a lot! However, if you have a spot on you and you're not sure if it's ringworm or lyme disease- get to the doctor ASAP. It is most likely ringworm since you're around animals on a regular basis- but do not risk the chance that it could be lyme disease- that is nothing to play around with and can really make you sick- so my suggestion would be to get to the doctor as soon as you can to rule out lyme disease. I would actually go to a minor medical center tonight- don't wait till tomorrow. If it is lyme disease, you can start to go down hill quickly. Don't chance it- get it checked out! I'm sending you lots of vibes and hoping it's nothing major. If it's ringworm, ask your doctor about Mentax- that stuff is awesome! Good luck!
post #48 of 53
Thanks for your concern. I did make an appointment right away yesterday & the doctor said, "Oh yes that is classic ring worm" she didn't give me anything to treat it just said use over the counter anti-fungal. I felt a little silly after waiting 15 mins in the office to see her & seeing her for 15 seconds, but I know how bad Lyme disease can be It is not super common in this part of Wisconsin, but is much more common in Norther Wisconsin. Those darn deer ticks.
post #49 of 53
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I'm soooo glad it wasn't lyme disease! That's great news!!!
post #50 of 53
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AHHHHH!!!!! I thought the ringworm was going AWAY! Not Spreading!!! OMG!!! It's spread in 2 spots on my right arm! Uhhhh! all my other spots are healing up nicely..but what gives! Why do I have new spots? This stinks! I've disinfected the entire house.....did I mention Colin has a few spots now too Ahhh! I have the itchies again! I think i should go into the dermatologist this week. Blahhh! I hate ringworm!
post #51 of 53
I keep telling you guys about this product but no one seems to have tried it. It is the best I've found at killing ringworm in humans and felines.
http://petsbestrx.com/PetRingworm/
I tried the Ringworm Pack for Cats and it worked within 2 days (both on myself and my kitten), and it took 7 days to be completely gone -- note, I did clean and vacuum my home every single day (cleaned with a 1:10 bleach/water mixture, and remember to throw away your vacuum cleaner bag after each use).
post #52 of 53
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I keep telling you guys about this product but no one seems to have tried it. It is the best I've found at killing ringworm in humans and felines.
http://petsbestrx.com/PetRingworm/
I tried the Ringworm Pack for Cats and it worked within 2 days (both on myself and my kitten), and it took 7 days to be completely gone -- note, I did clean and vacuum my home every single day (cleaned with a 1:10 bleach/water mixture, and remember to throw away your vacuum cleaner bag after each use).
Gosh, I hope I don't need it, but keep reminding us!
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom View Post
I keep telling you guys about this product but no one seems to have tried it. It is the best I've found at killing ringworm in humans and felines.
http://petsbestrx.com/PetRingworm/
I tried the Ringworm Pack for Cats and it worked within 2 days (both on myself and my kitten), and it took 7 days to be completely gone -- note, I did clean and vacuum my home every single day (cleaned with a 1:10 bleach/water mixture, and remember to throw away your vacuum cleaner bag after each use).
No one posted about that product on this thread, so thankyou for sharing that information with me. Maybe that will work! We sanatized the entire house with Tek-Trol (really strong...works on just about everything...we use it at the shelters I volunteer at- the stuff is great.) Everytime I vaccume I throw out the bag.....at Colin's his vaccume cleaner has a bag...at my house my vaccume is bagless, so I just clean it out. Thankyou for sharing that with me! I appreciate it! Colin & I have been using Mentax...it's a prescription from my dermatologist for ringworm....it clears up the spots completly within a very short amount of time....however, Colin and I keep getting new spots! So that's what the problem has been. Somehow, it keeps spreading....we've been doing laundry like crazy and cleaning every surface we can think of! Thankfully none of the other animals have it right now aside from Kenzie my foster kitten. She has been on Conofite. I put it on her 2-3 times a day religiously and I still haven't seen much improvement on her...so she is going back to the vets office this week. Thanks for the tip!
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