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Could This Kitten Have Brought Two Different Types Of Ringworm Home?

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by jesmb, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. jesmb

    jesmb Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    To make a very long story short, we had a kitten in our home July 1- 19 who wound up having ringworm. He had the type that glows under a blacklight, and he was glowing bright green.
    I've had a ringworm patch on my arm for about 10 days, treating it with creams since day 3 when I realized what it was. Both after the kitten presented, and again after myself, we bleached / sanitized the entire apartment.
    Yesterday I woke up and my cat had what appeared to be a strip of hair missing just above her nose, like her nose continued up her muzzle for half a centimeter. Humans of the household panicked that it was ringworm. The strip wasn't red, gray, or scaly like the kitten's were, and it isn't glowing under the blacklight. By yesterday afternoon, after we got everything we needed to quarantine, bathe, and treat the cat, and clean the apartment yet again, her nose looked fine. We can barely see the strip we were adamant we saw this morning. We took her into a pitch black room, and nothing is glowing.
    She's been super anxious/needy since the kitten was here, and she's been rubbing her face on EVERYTHING. Did we over panic and she just rubbed some hair off her face and is fine, or over panicked at a thin spot? We did a sulfur dip, started her on oral meds, and put miconazole above her nose as a precaution.
     

  2. mrsgreenjeens

    mrsgreenjeens Every Life Should Have Nine Cats Staff Member Advisor

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    It's really impossible to know without a culture of that area above her nose. It IS possible that the kitten had more than one form of ringworm, though highly unlikely. The form she had, which glows with a blacklight, is the most common form in cats.

    Did you discuss this with your Vet? I'm just wondering how you were able to get oral meds for her. What did the Vet think?
     

  3. jesmb

    jesmb Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    The kitten we had here last month we had adopted, then had to give back to the hospital we adopted him from because they failed to inform us of his many, many health issues. Poor little guy needs to be in a one cat home so we couldn't keep him.
    When we brought him to our vet, he had over a dozen patches on him. Our vet said the moment Derby (our current cat) started presenting, to call and he'd give us the meds for her, but not to bring her in since the other kitten had such an aggressive case.
    As of this morning, her nose looks completely fine, so I'm pretty sure she doesn't actually have ringworm. We're keeping her quarantined until I can call the doctor tomorrow, but I have the feeling we were way over nervous and she's fine.
    (photo of her nose as of now, with yesterday's mystery patch no longer there)
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  4. mrsgreenjeens

    mrsgreenjeens Every Life Should Have Nine Cats Staff Member Advisor

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    Hmmm. I don't see anything. Maybe you did over react :wink:
     

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