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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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my kitten looks like she has chicken pox. she has little sores

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my kitten looks like she has chicken pox. she has little sores mostly on her stomach and under her arm and leg pits. also has one in here ear and under her chin. one of the sores on the side of her stomach is cracking enough that it is bleeding a little. the vet here doesn't open for another 2 days. what is wrong with her and what can i do to help her?

This sounds like miliary dermatitis.


Fortunately cats do not get as many skin conditions as dogs so they are much easier to diagnose and treat. They can be allergic reactions, fungus or infection.

Here is the most common with photos:

Stud tail:and feline acne


Miliary Dermatitis:



Hot spots:

Ringworm can be recurrent and is treated with a topical fungicide or a vaccine shot.

miliary dermatitis can come from a food allergy or the bite of even ONE flea.This is treated with one cortesone shot or neosporen it is safe it he licks a bit.

Granuloma is also usually allergic in nature and can be treated cortesone or antibiotics or both.

There is also alopecia which is usually symmetrical and can be self inflicted:

A staph infection is also a possibility and can recur at times when the immune system is weakened temporarily.

Please look at the photos and let me know which best relates to your cats issues and I will be happy to discuss this further with you.



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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

it really doesn't look like any of those. they look like dry spots. there kinda oval shaped and there mostly on her underside. and there is one in her ear.


Does it look like Ringworm at all?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

ya it does kinda look like that. the link you had up there didn't have a clear example except on the persons finger. so ya i guess it is ringworm. is it contageous? because i have another cat.