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The cat I just adopted does not have ringworms but she is a

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The cat I just adopted does not have ringworms but she is a carrier. What can I give her to stop spreading ringworm to me and others?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about your kitty! Has she been tested and found to be a carrier for ringworm?

Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

The treatment of choice in these cases is a combination of oral itraconazole (often must be compounded because human formulations are too large for most kitties) and twice weekly lime-sulfur dips. This will require a prescription from a veterinarian, so if your kitty hasn't yet visited a vet since you have adopted him, you will need to schedule an appointment for him to get this medication. It is also recommended that until a cat has completed treatment and tested negative, it be confined to a separate living area from other cats, and that the room be cleaned twice weekly. You can read about this in detail at the bottom of the first article I am linking.

I am going to attach some links to articles on this condition that will hopefully provide you with some information you may find useful:


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