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Old July 23rd 03, 04:11 PM
DeAnna
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Hold a 'blacklight' up to the area. Many (BUT NOT ALL) strains of ringworm 'fluoresce
(glow) under the blacklight.

Any areas 'denuded' of fur should be suspect. Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungus
that tends to grow in round patches. (Hence the misnomer).

Good luck. It IS contagious to humans. The good news-any remedy for athletes foot
(Tinactin, etc) will cure it on the humans. Apply several times a day to the affected area
until gone. Best to take the cat to the vet for treatment if ringworm is suspected.

D.

"Bloodykisses22" wrote in message
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hi this may sound weird but if anyone knows of any site that has pics of
ringworm in cats could you please send it to me? i think my friends cat has
ringworm but we need to see what it looks like. if indeed what she has looks
like ringworm i will help to take her kitty to the vet,even if you have any
personal pics of a cat with ringworm would definaltely help just. if you have
any pics or know of a site with these pics please email them to me at
.



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Old July 24th 03, 05:29 PM
No One But Me
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if you have areas denuded of fur, also have the vet check them for feline
aids. mine was diagnosed with feline aids when it didn't fluoresce under a
black light & the vet did tests using scrapings to identify it.

good luck.

"DeAnna" wrote in message
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Hold a 'blacklight' up to the area. Many (BUT NOT ALL) strains of ringworm

'fluoresce
(glow) under the blacklight.

Any areas 'denuded' of fur should be suspect. Ringworm is not a worm at

all, but a fungus
that tends to grow in round patches. (Hence the misnomer).

Good luck. It IS contagious to humans. The good news-any remedy for

athletes foot
(Tinactin, etc) will cure it on the humans. Apply several times a day to

the affected area
until gone. Best to take the cat to the vet for treatment if ringworm is

suspected.

D.

"Bloodykisses22" wrote in message
...
hi this may sound weird but if anyone knows of any site that has pics of
ringworm in cats could you please send it to me? i think my friends cat

has
ringworm but we need to see what it looks like. if indeed what she has

looks
like ringworm i will help to take her kitty to the vet,even if you have

any
personal pics of a cat with ringworm would definaltely help just. if you

have
any pics or know of a site with these pics please email them to me at
.





 




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