my 11 year daughter has ring worms on her upper body.Please help me deal with this.


Brandy - posted on 04/26/2011




First things first... are you sure it is ring worm? Do you have a black light? If you have a black light shine it on the infected areas (in a dark room) if they glow candy apple green it is ring worm... if it doesn't glow it can still be ringworm, but may be something else and a trip to the doc is in order.

Ring worm is a fungus, not a worm so you can get a head start on it by using an over the counter anti-fungal cream....
Second- Ringworm is SUPER contagious! Not only can other people in the house get it, so can the pets.

Call the doc office to get treatment advice for the humans and then start cleaning!
The infected person needs to have separate everything no sharing towels, clothes etc. Wash everything in hot water and wipe down all surfaces etc. Keep the pets out of her space and keep an eye on them for hair loss. Any small cage critters should not be handled any more than is absolutely necessary because treatment is much harder on them if they get ringworm (and lets face it, no one finds that fun!)
Hang in there, you can kick this thing!

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