Ringworm is a fungus that can infect cats, dogs, humans and other animals. There are many forms of the fungus which can infect humans and animals. To get a diagnosis and treatment is simple and straightforward for everyone.
Ringworm is a fungus that can infect cats, dogs, humans and other animals. There are many forms of the fungus which can infect humans and animals. To get a diagnosis and treatment is simple and straightforward for everyone. However, some forms of ringworm in cats and kittens can be very difficult to solve.
Ringworm is really not a worm at all. Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a dermatophyte or skin loving fungus. It is highly contagious and even entire populations of animals; horses, dogs, and cats, can become affected.
The fungi that cause ringworm can enter the body through a scratch or a cut or if you have broken skin. Animals can have ringworm and can pass it on to humans if they come into contact, and humans can also pass it to each other through direct contact.
The appearance of ringworm is often a round, red or silvery patch of skin which may be scaly and itchy. The ring spreads outwards as it progresses and the center may heal and go back to a normal colour. There may be several patches and the skin may become raised and blistered.
The ring worm is an actually nothing else but a fungal infection under the layer of dead cells on the skin. The fungus grows in a circular shape and the center will eventually start to heal as the infection grows, thus giving it its ring-shape from which it has gotten its name. It might sound bad but it is really no big thing and can actually cure itself in due time.
The main theme in home treatment for ring worm is to keep the rash clean and dry as fungus thrives in moist and unhygienic conditions. A shave might be needed to clear up the area around the infection and after it has been carefully cleaned a hair-drier with a setting for cold air could be used to get the skin dry. Getting a tan is also a great home treatment for ring worm since fungus doesn’t enjoy sunlight very much.