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What does ring worm.....
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Cindi    Posted 10-27-2003 at 19:48:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
look like? I had a place that was itching like crazy a couple days ago. I didn;t pay any attention to it, but now I noticed that is a red spot about as big as a nickel, lighter to almost white in the middle. It's still itchy. I'm using desenex cream on it. I've never had a ring worm before, does this sound like one?


DougKirk    Posted 11-01-2003 at 01:47:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take a hot wet rag and apply it to area before going to sleep. Make sure rag is as hot as you can stand it. Leave for a few seconds and remove. This will burn up the Hytamine in your skin and will lessen the iche. It takes eight hour for hystamine to replenish itself. Hysatime is what causes you to iche, it's natures defense and we're at it's mercy.


ken in maine    Posted 10-29-2003 at 08:25:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Cindi
I've had good luck using the Blue Coat iodine for calfs that had ring worm when i bought them. I have also tried a little dab of reg. motor oil on them this was a home remedy told to me by a neighbor both worked about the same. It took about a week for it to clean up. If it doesnt have a ridge around it i would think it was a tick. Well good luck either way .Just my two cents.


GregWis    Posted 10-28-2003 at 11:09:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindy, try 1% clotrimazole (Lotrimin is one brand name) doesnt matter what teh label says it s for.

In general, ringworm is heaped up a little on teh edges and itches. The rash with lyme is flat and usually doesnt itch. A little late for ticks where we are but if u havent had frost may still be.


Promise Land Ranch    Posted 10-28-2003 at 06:26:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whenever the cows get ring worm we always spray it with Iodine(mix it with water until it looks like strong coffee). After 2 or 3 treatments it should start healing. And yes it is very contagious so don't pet the puppy and then touch your b@re(censored) skin or anyone elses'(unless you don't like them).

Hope you get better,

Shelby


deadcarp    Posted 10-28-2003 at 12:41:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
now that's one i never saw - "Cindi The Ringworm Lady" - what a gimmick for the carnival!

"See her famed dance of the 3 ringworms! one heah, one thayah, and one yawnduh! Step right up you red-blooded gentlemen, she's contagious -Yowzuh!" rofl!!!!!!



phyllis    Posted 10-28-2003 at 06:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the ringworm stuff doesn't fix it, another thought... isn't that sorta what the area around a tick bite looks like if they are carrying Lyme disease? Hopefully not - and it's a ringworm. But, take care and watch it!!


That thought did cross    Posted 10-28-2003 at 06:22:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
my mind. How soon would I look for symptoms if it is something like that? My neighbor was just diagnosed with it, maybe I'll call him. No telling where he picked up the tick. It could have been around here or anywhere as he is a landscaper.


phyllis    Posted 10-28-2003 at 06:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know much about the symptoms, and am about to have to leave for the morning. But, a google search should give you some info. Hopefully, it's just a ringworm. Later!


Annie in Ky    Posted 10-28-2003 at 05:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
The ringworm fungus shows up glowing under a black light. If you have one look at the puppy under the black light and see if it is contaminated. If so, go to the vet and get it taken care of. P.S. with Halloween on us, you should have no problem finding a black light at your local store.


rhud, never heard that    Posted 10-28-2003 at 07:37:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i'll try that on the cows. i guess the neighbors will not need proof that i'm certifieable if they see me running around the cows with a black light.


Annie in KY    Posted 10-28-2003 at 08:28:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, those neighbors should like that! I learned that from the show "emergency vets" on the animal planet. The vet took the suspected ringwormed cat into a darked out room and shined the blacklight on it and you could see the speckled glowing all over the cats face were the ringworm was. Now, don't forget it has to be dark out so make sure you tell your neighbors what you're doing out there chasing those cows around in the dark:):)


rhudson    Posted 10-27-2003 at 20:04:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hit it quick with stuff for athlets foot. keep dry as possable, sunlight helps. keep using the spray on stuff for two weeks after all signs of rash is gone.


Cindi    Posted 10-28-2003 at 04:21:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm laughing at 'sunlight helps'. It's in a spot that hasn't been exposed to sunlight since I was a toddler with no shame at all. Lol!


rhud, girl, you gotta do    Posted 10-28-2003 at 04:33:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. ok, so maybe stick to the antifung foot sprays, along with medicated body powder. if you do a lot of work, body moisture will be the perfect enviroment for this stuff. so keep dry.


Cindi    Posted 10-28-2003 at 04:48:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
All right now. I am going to approach this question as tacfully as possible. This little sunofagun is on my inner thigh. Way up high. About six inches below my hip. If it's that contagious, should I warn my husband?


Cindi    Posted 10-28-2003 at 04:55:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wonder who brought it here. That puppy of ours has a spot on his neck and two little spots on top of his head where the fur is thinner. It's not red or irritated but I've been watching it. The thing is, he runs with the pasture dogs and they don't have any signs of it and they wrestle and play all the time. We have two cats, but I don't see anything weird on them.


if you have animals    Posted 10-28-2003 at 07:34:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
if you have animals around, its probably going to show up sooner or later. its one of the fungi that we lump together with others and call athlete's foot (when its in that area) we call it other things when its located in other areas. with our high humidity, hard work, and long days, it something you have to be on the look out constantly. get the stuff while its a little spot cause it'll spread outward like a slow buring fire. i'd probably cool it till it goes away,,,,if you know what i mean. lets change the subject,,, how's the weather where you are?


Cindi    Posted 10-28-2003 at 10:21:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not trying to be suggestive or anything. When I try to be tactful I tend to screw up things worse than when I come right out and blurt out what I'm trying to say. It is in the crease of my leg where the elastic band from my underwear hits. That seems to be a popular spot for ticks as well, that's why I'm worried.


cowgirlj    Posted 10-27-2003 at 19:59:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is kind of rough and bumpy in the center where it's lighter? Does the outside edge of it have a slight ridge? Is it getting bigger in size?
YES?
It's ringworm. And it's contagious. Especially if you are scratching it and then touch something.


Linda in UT    Posted 10-27-2003 at 19:57:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, it does, I'm sorry to say, Cindi. It's a fungus, if you didn't already know, and highly contagious to all mammals.


Cindi    Posted 10-27-2003 at 20:01:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
It doesn't feel like it has any raised areas, but like I said it's only been there a couple days. If it is ringworm, is there anything better than desenex cream?


Linda in UT    Posted 10-27-2003 at 20:06:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
You definitely need an anti fungal medication, Cindi. Desinex won't touch it. I don't know if there are any over the counter anti fungals that are effective or if you need a prescription med. A quick call to your doctor or to the county health nurse would tell you.

Please don't mess around for very long trying to fix it without talking to someone in the medical field who knows the current treatment. It can be tough to get rid of unless you have the right medication. There are some oral anti fungal meds out, too, but I don't know if they prescribe them for ringworm.

It's so contagious you could spread it all over the farm in short order if you wait very long.


Stan ETenn    Posted 10-28-2003 at 03:48:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife woke up with a similar condition. We think it was some kind of insect bite. Very itchy. It expanded to 1 1/2in. size. slightly changed color. Dr. gave anti-itch cream. Gradually went away.


Sunni    Posted 10-27-2003 at 21:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, you can purchase some medication for ringworm over the counter...just go to your local pharmacy and tell them you need something for ringworm treatment. I think they gave me something that was also used for "ahem ahem" jock itch on guys....an antifungal-cream. No prescription is needed!!!


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