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Anyone ever have to deal with a child and ringworm

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Asked by Sky_Mom at 1:36 PM on Nov. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • get a q-tip and put bleach on it.

    Answer by LOVLYLOVEKGS at 1:37 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They have antifungal cream at CVS..Walmart.. etc.. Get some of that & use it..

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:38 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • There was a balm made for stuff like athletes foot and things like that my dad put on my ringworm as a kid. Worked like a charm.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 1:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • anti fungal cream. works good. they usually come from cats, ferrets, rabbits...animals that dont get cleaned often enough

    Answer by chanelsparkels at 1:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • All it is is a fungal infection,a dr. visit to get some anti-fungal cream, no big deal

    Answer by NicholeAT at 1:39 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • NO! Bleach can burn the child. Buy athlete's foot cream or an antifungal cream and apply to the sores. I work at an animal shelter and deal with ringworm at least once a year. Cover the sores while they itch so the child cannot scratch them. Bleach everything that comes in contact with them. Cold kills ringworm too, so send the little one out to play. GL!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 1:40 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Like the other moms said, it is a fungal infection and any OTC fungal cream will work, or there are natural remedies if you are more inclined to go that way.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 1:41 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • can you believe has to be on meds for 6 weeks. it got in his hair. from his face. it has beed really stressful. because i'm scared to death of it. had it as a child and have bald spots from. now I have to make sure he ok and make sure his little brother or anyone else gets it. A feew more weeks to go.,

    Comment by Sky_Mom (original poster) at 1:42 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Teatree oil works (natural antifungal), and so does any OTC antifungal cream.

    A couple words of advice. BLEACH the shower bath when they are done with it so you don't spread it to the whole family. Use a towel only once, and wash in as hot water as you can, and bleach if possible. Was hands in HOT water, and keep nails short and cleaned under. Clean all surfaces that the child touches with clorox wipes, vinegar water, or "111" (a solution of 1 part each water, rubbing alcohol, and clear ammonia- I use this as my every day cleaner)- door knobs, light switches, hand rails, etc.

    They can easily become reinfected if you aren't careful.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 1:45 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Yes- go with a good antifungal cream. Some are available over the counter, and stronger ones are available by prescription. It can take several weeks to completely go, even with antifungal cream. Any hair that he loses should grow back... my son had it right above his eye, covering half of his eyebrow. When it healed up that part of his eyebrow was bald! Thankfully it did grow back!

    Answer by Freela at 1:59 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

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