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the vet said dogs cant get ringworm from humans cuz its specie specific.

i am still worried so i am doing my best to get well soon and keeping yuki away from me as a precaution. my cousin is looking after yuki until i m clear.
I am not sure that makes sense. If dogs can give ringworm to humans, I would think the reserve is true, unless ringworm in dogs and humans are cause by different fungi. I think you are wise to keep Yuki away until you are sure.
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Your vet I'm sure knows what he is talking about, but keeping long sleeves on is a good idea. I think Yuki will be fine.

Where is the kitty that gave it to you and ask the vet if he/she should be treated?
i quarantined the little kitten in his crate. i will go to the vet tomorrow for the kitten's check up. i dont want Yuki to get in contact with the kitten-another precaution i took.

PS: i got the ringworm infection from the kitten on the day i got him, he was pretty unclean i must say. right now the kitten is "clean", bathed, ears cleaned, well kept, well fed etc. i got scratched several times by him after i cleaned him but no signs of ringworm near those scratches.

the first scratch i got from him on the day i got him was where i got ringworm spot first, i didnt notice it and now i have several spots on my body!!

my conclusion: beware of unclean cats/kittens, if they scratch, you may get ringworm!
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I am not sure that makes sense. If dogs can give ringworm to humans, I would think the reserve is true, unless ringworm in dogs and humans are cause by different fungi. I think you are wise to keep Yuki away until you are sure.
Maybe one of the vets on the forum will see this and chime in.
i did a bit of research, there are different fungi that cause ringworm in different species.

i once had a severely ringworm infected dog for over a week and cared for her (4 years back?). it was a golden too, 6 months old. i bathed her, applied the creams etc and i didnt get ringworm from her.
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I suggest meeting with your vet and also doing some research. Also warn the vet that you are bringing in a kitten that potentially has ringworm.

Ringworm can be no big deal or a giant mess. Once the litter I was fostering had ringworm, the shelter basically refused to take them back from me. They wanted me to keep them for the duration of treatment, which could be *months.* Meanwhile, three unaffected kittens were quickly outgrowing the cute adoptable stage, while one kitten very, very slowly recovered from one dime-sized spot. And - I couldn't let any small children or immune compromised people in my house. Wow, that's a fun conversation to have with your guests. I worried for weeks about one friend that came over and then went back home to play with her 19-year-old cat in kidney failure. It's not really about clean/unclean, though a less healthy kitten will be more susceptible. It's about those spores that are everywhere, live forever, and are impossible to kill on soft surfaces. I need to go distress from the memory now...

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.. de-stress ..

Though "distress" is applicable, too.

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Just wondering --- what is the treatment for humans? It must look ugly on the skin, hey? Are you using any cream on the affected area to help healing...? Is the affected area spread over eventually...? All the best.
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Just wondering --- what is the treatment for humans? It must look ugly on the skin, hey? Are you using any cream on the affected area to help healing...? Is the affected area spread over eventually...? All the best.
i am taking anti fungal pills orally, using an anti fungal shampoo head to toe (thought it would help lol) and applying antifungal cream on the spots with a bandage on top.

i have developed ringworm spots at random places 1 on each-ear, forehead, neck, wrist (this was the first one where i got scratched) and tummy. i have 2 more on left arm, just saw them now.

the rings are tiny, bumpy and reddish. and yes they are ugly. one thing i noticed was the ring size is different from the ringworm humans usually get. my mom once had a single ringworm spot and the ring was bigger about 1/2-3/4 inch diameter. the ones i have are way smaller compared to that 1/4 inch diameter.
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just came back from the vet. my kitten is ringworm-free. so i didnt get it from him-the vet said. the vet also said Yuki can play with the kitten since they are both healthy, de wormed and vaccinated. no problems at all.

the vet asked me if i came into contact with other cats/kittens. yes, i did come into contact with a litter of kittens where i went chose my kitten and his little brother scratched me and ran away. so the carrier of ringworm is not my kitten it was another kitten from the same litter.
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