What is ring worm? Well to make it an easy definition it is a Fungus. Yes the ring appears as worm looking shape but it is fungal. A form of Tinea that can appear on Head ,Groin , and Foot area.
Ringworm can be found in children but can infect anyone .
The rings can be itch and scaly ..Quite nasty ..
What causes Ring worm ?
It generally passes on through soil/ animals and other people. The fungus spreads through lesion or cut in the skin. The fungus does thrive in wet /damp conditions . Yucky it may seem so avoid sharing unwashed clothes / swimming pool areas / brushes combs and I would say possibly the shower floors need to be cleaned with Bleach . Oh boy !!. You can infect your pet and vice versa .
Ensure you dry hands properly
Do not share towels
Dry in between toes
Wash hands after you have touched your pet
Incubation period is around 10-12Days
Detection of ringworm
Your vet is the expert on ringworm .The vet will use
To analyse what is applicable to kill and cure your pet from the virus .If you are infected a trip to your doctor is required
Get advice from your vet . The most common treatment is
It is an antifungal drug for your dog / cat
Shampoos and Dips
These dips are lime sulphur based for your dog
Decontaminate the environment and ensure you bleach dogs kennel and cat bedding needs to be washed thoroughly
Your home needs to be vacuumed thoroughly and if possible steam cleaned as well
Hope this has been informative but always consult your vet . I have a range of products on my site
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