Yesterday I didn't baby sit because te irk I sit for had a fever, mom took her to ER but all was fine. Over 24 hours fver free. Today she came to my house with the girls and told me that the baby has a spot in her face, might be ribg worm. Doctor told her to use tea tree oil and asked if she has animals. (She doesn't).
So today she told me to keep an eye out because it have two cats and a puppy this a possibility of then giving it to her....
I called the vet and they told me what to loo for andmy cats and puppy do t have any of the signs.. Plus my three kids and I dont have any spots andmy neighbors kids ( who were here the outer night rubbing onmy cats have nothing)
My question is this... Do you think it's still possible se got it from my house? How do I prevent this ? My cats are indoor cat btw.
Also how contagious is ring worm? Should I tell her to keep Her kid home from here on out til it's gone? I'm not framiliar with this clearly lol
Answer by louise2 at 1:41 PM on Oct. 29, 2013
Why did she take her to the ER? Seems like a normal Pediatrician should have been able to examine the child. She could have picked it up anywhere. It's generally not a very big deal.
Ringworm is contagious. It spreads when you have skin-to-skin contact with a person or animal that has it. It can also spread when you share things like towels, clothing, or sports gear.
You can also get ringworm by touching an infected dog or cat, although this form of ringworm is not common.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:06 PM on Oct. 29, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:48 PM on Oct. 29, 2013
Yup... what QuinnMae said.
I've treated it in wrestlers many times... as an ATC I'd recommend an anti fungal like Lotrimin over anything else.
Answer by Crafty26 at 3:05 PM on Oct. 29, 2013
Answer by slw123 at 12:20 PM on Oct. 30, 2013