18081Re: Hair Loss?
- Dec 26, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lclarizia@a... wrote:
> Hi all,on his
> Baby Boy seems to have developed a rash thingy on his nose ... only
> nose. It started some time ago as a crust just around the hairline,this was
> right after we went to Tufts (about 5 weeks ago) and he startedeating again,
> like a horse. I assumed it was food and he wasn't cleaning himself,so I would
> just clean it off with some warm water. Now it seems to bespreading ...
Sounds a lot like Ringworm. You can get some vaginal yeast infection
cream from the local pharmacy and apply it to the affected areas. You
want the 2% Miconazole preparation, nothing stronger. The vet can
prescribe an antifungal medication, but my vet wouldn't give it to my
heart kitty as it could have exacerbated other problems she had.
Another thing to do is give your cat a special shampoo treatment (only
about 10-15 dollars for a bottle from the vet or pet supply store) or,
in a more extreme case, use sulfur dip. That smells to high heaven;
if you try it, wear rubber gloves and old clothing, because it will
stain your skin yellow (as well as anything else light colored, like a
cat's hair...) You will need to keep this stuff well away from your
cat's eyes, so an elizabethan collar might be needed.
Additionally, vacuum EVERYTHING every day, and throw out the used bags
every day. No reuse of vacuum cleaner bags. Use a bleach solution to
wipe down hard surfaces that can tolerate bleach. If the cat sleeps
on blankets or bedding, bleach them too. If you can afford it, get
your carpets and furniture deep steam cleaned; explain to them what
you are trying to get rid of.
Wash your hands frequently; this fungus is closely related to that
which causes athlete's foot, and its very contagious to humans.
You'll know you have it if you get a raised, ringshaped itchy area on
your skin. The miconazole will work as well on you as on the cat.
Kathy in behalf of Angel Pele, who is finished forever with smelly
ringworm dips and is happily attacking angels' bare toes.
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