Quickest ringworm remedy

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  1. BettyBootsy

    BettyBootsy Banned

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    So over the years treating ringworm I have never treated inside out always outside no prob a week or 2 and gondie. Well I was recently told you have to treat it from the inside out and not to worry about treating from the outside that I'm wasting my time :confused: So if I never treated it with oral stuff what does it take longer to go away or will it? Which the longer it's on one the more chances you have of it spreading :rolleyes: This is new to me! Also tell me your fastest remedy for ringworm? :)
     
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    I have always treated ringworm topically... first a good anti fungal shampoo, then either Lotrimin cream or Tinactin cream or spray...

    I'm wondering what you would be treating them from the inside with? A wormer? A steroid? The steroid might relieve itching, but wouldnt really treat the fungus on the skin, and thats what ringworm is.
     
  3. Ryle

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    Generally topical treatment is all you need to clear up ringworm--it is a fungal infection of the skin after all. Even without topical treatment the condition is generally self-limiting and clears up within 3-4 months.

    Previously systemic treatment with oral griseofulvin was recommended in horses with severe cases or when there was concurrent illness, but recent studies have shown that this is of questionable value in horses. It is still used in dogs and cats because it does help there.

    You would NEVER want to give an animal with a skin infection (or any other type of infection) a steroid as that is going to put the breaks on the immune system and allow the bacteria/fungi to just run rampant.
     
  4. BAKER65

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    foot spray for people work great on goats dont know way it would not work on horses or what ever, it works pretty fast on ringworm
     
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    Fulvasin is what there using. half a tube one day and the rest the next day. I never even heard of it till now and still 3 days later one horse it's worse then before but was told it has to come inside out :confused: News to me. I'm still using the spray for ringworm in the white and green bottle I forget what it's called and I'm not totally convienced it's ringworm some spots look more fungus and maybe a few might look ringworm but looks mixed to me and it's spread like wild fire from one horse to the next :rolleyes: I really haven't seen ringworm like this. I've had a horse get a spot or 2 the size of a dime or so treat it and gone without anyone else getting it. Not this stuff. :eek2: I'm gonna go buy foot spray tomorrow I got the cream but spray it easier to keep it from coming in contact with my hands :wink: Thank you Baker my lights are on but no one is home :p Ryle thank you!
     
  6. BettyBootsy

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    I thought of a bath but I'm not able there not enough hours in a day and most haven't had the bath experience yet. :no: I'm doing good to get them all curryed once a week. Feet once a month and fed twice a day. :p JK :)
     
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    Toothpaste is a good ringworm remedy :)
     
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    Did the vet do a skin scraping and/or culture? If not and this stuff is spreading quickly/not clearing then I would have them done.
     
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    Interesting. What kinds?
     
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    I do remember treating horses with skin disease with Fulvasin... I must have had a brain freeze... and yes it did seem to help! (A;long with the baths and Tinactin spray).

    The shampoo I used was Chlora something... I'll have to look at the bottle when I go over to the barn! :)
     






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