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ringworm in kittens

Discussion in 'Holistic Feline Health and Nutrition' started by blondrebel76, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. blondrebel76

    blondrebel76 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

    I have noticed that my kittens born just before easter have ringworm, mostly on their faces. Is there anything i can use to get rid of them?

  2. drjean

    drjean TCS Member Veteran

    Apr 9, 2008
    How was the ringworm diagnosed? Other skin conditions may look very similar but require different treatment.

    If it is in fact ringworm, and the lesions are small and haven't spread past the head, you can use a topical anti-fungal like micatin, tinactin, or other athlete's foot treatments. You cannot use it close to the eyes or in an area the cat can reach to lick it off; in that case you should consult with your vet about systemic treatments such as oral itraconazole.

    Cultures are needed to diagnose as well as to monitor progress. It can take many weeks to get rid of it.

  3. kittykittysick

    kittykittysick TCS Member Young Cat

    Nov 11, 2007
    my vet told me that ring worm could not be treated by topicalsonly oral meds. this has proven true with my cat. get a culture done to verify, then get a prescription

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