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What is an efficient way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

What is an efficient way to treat the infection of ringworm (dermatophytosis)?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm(dermatophytosis)?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat the infection of ringworm(dermatophytosis)?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals, and covering with a bandage can help prevent spread to self and others. ...Read more

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I got dermatophytosis (ringworm) from adopting a kitten, can the spores go into my lungs? Or nostrils? I can only see it in my face and arms.

I got dermatophytosis (ringworm) from adopting a kitten, can the spores go into my lungs? Or nostrils? I can only see it in my face and arms.

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 temperature and they are easily destroyed by the immune system if they pass deeper than the dead layer of the skin. ...Read more

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Could hamsters cause disease?

Could hamsters cause disease?

Hamster zoonosis: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Can carry it: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection of the skin (dermatophytosis) so the name is misleading. Yes -- dogs and cats can carry it and pass it to humans. Ringworm likes moist, warm conditions. For most people it is an itchy reddish annoying area on the skin. Look for bald spots on pets as the source of the ringworm. You and your pet can be treated with an antifungal to solve the problem. ...Read more

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Do hamsters carry diseases that are harmful to humans?

Do hamsters carry diseases that are harmful to humans?

Rare but can happen.: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Is hamster bite harmful?

Is hamster bite harmful?

Not usually: Most hamster bites require thorough cleaning initially. Make sure your tetanus is up to date. Your physician will likely place you on an antibiotic to prevent infection. If your hamster has been unwell it may be more complicated. So,e hamsters have been known to carry rarer infections. If you get sick, get checked and let your doctor know about the bite. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch a cold from my hamster?

Is it possible to catch a cold from my hamster?

It is quite unlikely: that you and your hamster are susceptible to the same viral illnesses. Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more