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Our one year old rescue cat has developed skin lesions on s

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Our one year old rescue cat has developed skin lesions on his face, eight months ago. Our vet diagnosed them as a fungal infection and put him of fluconzole. After a while the lesions cleared up but when we took him off the meds, they started back. We eventually tapered him off the meds and he was fine for a couple of months. Now they're back with a vengeance. They follow the same course where they start as round red spots that blister, the hair falls out, then a scab forms, the scab eventually falls off, they turn from pink to gray, and the hair eventually grows back. This last round have all healed except one that he keeps rubbing with the cone on (he's been in a cone for a month now. What else can we do? Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

It sounds like Mojo has ringworm. It is a difficult fungus to eradicate. You can use lamisyl on any new lesions.

For the one thats not healing apply raw honey a few times a day. It is a marvelous healing agent.

You can get it in any health food store.

http://winterparkhoney.ecrater.com/p/4865201/16-oz-melaleuca-honey-raw-unheated

http://oramanukahoney.com.au/animal_care.html

Make a solution of one part bleach to 20 parts water. Use it to wipe down his litter box and anything else he has contact with to kill ringworm spores.

Add 250 mg of l-lysine to his water daily to boost his immune system.

Please let me know how he is doing.

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Terri