Ring Worm in Cat, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment With Simple Home Remedy


Ringworm in cats is the most common fungal skin infection found in cats which is a highly contagious fungal infection that affects the skin, usually in close proximity to hair and nails.The ringworm is caused by a microscopic group of fungal organisms called dermatophytes. The ringworm attack the dead outer skin layers, hairs and claws.

    
Symptoms
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Most common signs of cat ringworm include the  circular patches of red ring shape of hair loss, broken and stubbly hair, scaling or crusty skin, alterations in hair or skin color, inflamed areas of skin, excessive grooming and scratching, infected claws or nail beds, and dandruff.The ringworm can occur to other parts of the cats body as well.

They are also often quite itchy. These round rings usually appear on the cat front legs, ears, or other parts of a cat head but  in sever infection can pop up anywhere on body.You will notice ringworm when petting your cat.

Prevention
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The only effective preventing the occurrence of ringworm is to maintain a best hygiene. Ringworm is very contagious and it can easily be spread from direct contact with effected people, animals or objects. Regularly wash your hands after entering in contact with effected animals, as many of them are carriers of the fungi responsible for causing ring worms in humans.it can be passed from an infected cat to a human comes in contact with it. Thus, the condition can pose a significant threat to people as well as to cats.


Treatment
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If your cat has ringworm, it is best to treat your cat as soon as possible and treat environment causing cat's ringworm. If you have more than one cat, than all the cats should be treated as well.

Cat with good health , the ringworm will often resolve itself within two to four months. By adopting the treatment procedure is to quicken the process and prevent the infection to other humans and pets. 

1. Lime sulfur Dip
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By bathing with Shampoos and dips in lime sulfur solution are the most effective way to treat ringworm. In most cases, bathing the cat should be done every four to six days for about two to four weeks. When using lime sulfur dips, the cats hair coat will turn yellowish but no need to worry about as they will fade in time.

2. Oral Medication
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No one likes giving cats oral medications, there are some topical anti fungal medications available in the market in the form of creams and sprays that are effective against ringworm. Oral anti-fungal medications, such as itraconazole, are often prescribed for more widespread infections or infections that do not clear up with topical therapy. They can be flavored like tuna or other popular cat treats to ease the administration of the oral medications. 

3. Clipping Hair
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Clipping cat fur and hair and dips available at the veterinarian are also useful tools to get rid of the infection.

4. Environmental Decontamination
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Environment where you keeping your cat,   decontamination with toxic material is always an important part of treatment to break the cycle of infection.

Home Remedy
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Turmeric

Turmeric is a popular spice found in everybody kitchen  and is rich with anti-inflammatory properties.  Numerous studies have shown  its extensive antimicrobial qualities

For topical applications, mix turmeric with a small amount of water or coconut oil and mix well to make  a paste and directly apply this to the  effected skin. Leave it  for some time to dry before wiping off.

Turmeric may stain lighter skin a yellow color, but this will fade within a few days.


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