Q. Ringworms that are spreading

Sat, Nov 26, 2022

When I brought her home she had a few spots and the spca gave me something to bathe her in but I seems like she's spreading them more.
What are causes & treatment?

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Thank you for connecting with us. Have you visited the clinic? In order to diagnose her condition to be caused by ringworm infection, a skin scraping or biopsy test is usually carried out in the clinic first. Your vet is likely to first look out for any infections(parasitic, fungal, bacterial) before suspecting any other causes such as allergies. I don't know what you have heard from SPCA but ringworm infection can spread to humans from animals as well. You should never touch her with bare hands and always wear a glove till this is over. Once the cause is identified, a proper treatment plan can be established. If the diagnosis is ringworm infection, antifungal medications are likely to be prescribed. You should put an e-collar on her to prevent any further interaction as continuous interaction would only exacerbate the situation. Please make an appointment with a vet.

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