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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: You did a good thing to adopt the kitten. The fungi that cause ringworm cannot affect the deeper tissues of the body. They don't like the warm tempera ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm contagious: Ringworm is commonly found on kitten and can easily pass to humans as a skin infection. But it is not an absolute that you will get ringworm from the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm: The spores of dermatophyte fungi are extremely hardy in the environment and can live for years. All that is necessary is for the skin contact with a s ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal disease despite sounding like a parasitic infection. No special house cleaning needed.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ringworm: Can pass from cat to human. I am not sure about "dormant". If it has been treated then it is not contagious. I have not ever heard it can be dormant. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Ringworm: Ringworm can be treated with anti-fungal medications. These are readily available without a doctors prescription.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately af ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See your family doctor or a dermatologist. You may require more than creams to treat. Make sure it is actually a fungal infection.
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: Your problem may not be ringworm but from something in your clothing if the only involved area is covered by your clothing. New clothing may have bee ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confirmed ?: If confirmed, recurrent ringworm (tinea corporis) reflects a recurrent exposure to a source. There are 3 basic sources;people, animals and the soil. I ... Read More

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