Can somebody please help I have ringworms?

Jessica - posted on 12/12/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I have literary broken out all over!! It started wit a ringworm i didnt know what it was at first but by then it was too late it got bigger which became 5 after a week or two,, I have them on my back one on my chest one on my shoulder and two on my panty line. I have tried everything from nail polish, lotrimin, shoe polish, and now my body as broken out all over from my face and everywhere I am waiting to see my doc next week PLEASE SOMEBODY TELL ME SOMETHING IT'S DEPRESSING!!!

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Go to the doctor asap. Everyone gave great advice but just in ccase you have infections from the ringworm, she/he should look at it.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/17/2012

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By now, I figure you have seen your doctor? What did she/he say?

Toni - posted on 12/13/2012

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Didnt realize that not all animals show the signs :)
Im just saying what I have learnt from my experiences. I got ringworm from a new kitten I got (this is years ago) and she had bald spots all over her. Poor girl had to be bathed every day with special soap, so apart from the ringworm spots i had, i also got some lovely scratches all over my arms, lol

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/13/2012

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Not totally true Toni. While yes, she can get it from pets, more specifically kittens (more common I should say) not all pets present with bald spots or any indication that they are carriers on the fur. Some times they can just pass it, and not have any symptoms. So yes, the vet can take a fungal culture from your pet, but just cause you have pets does not mean they are the culprits. If you do have new pets in your home, getting them checked to be on the safe side would be wise.

Toni - posted on 12/13/2012

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you need an anti fungal cream.
Ring worm can be caught from animals, so if you have any pets go to the vet and get ring worm treatment for them as well. If you dont have any pets, then you need to be careful of any animals you pick up. Ringworm on animals is fairly easy to spot. Where the little rings are, the fur of the animal falls out.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/13/2012

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Tea tree is a natural anti fungal and anti bacterial. That is what ringworm is, a fungus.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/12/2012

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Are you sure it is ringworm?? A safe product to use that kills ringworm and other skin infections is tea tree oil. You can find it just about anywhere. It comes in liquid form, and does have a strong medicinal earthy smell. It works fantastic!

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