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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...