Many thanks to everyone who has offered suggestions. I'm much less panicking about this. and definitely do NOT plan on throwing out the rugs, curtains, etc. First off, I gave up wall to wall carpet a long time ago and only area rugs that can be sent to cleaning make it through the door-LOL. And those small scatter rugs==well they have a short life expectancy in my house anyway.
Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 913-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 4:58 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Ringworm ringworm, like cockroaches and twinkies, will outlive us all, no matter what we do. it sits backs and laughs at us all. there are a number of protocols listed on persian sites specifically for dealing with it, as persians and himmies seem to be more susceptible to it than other cats--a genetic link is suspected.... as carmen says, tho, everyday antifungal cream treats the symptomatic cats, and the majority of the others won't get it anyway. first time i ever dealt with it was in the FeLV kitten room.... we had five with small patches, and we treated them--it went away, WITHOUT the other 45 or so getting it. (i got it, mind you, but i have a compromised immune system..... i don't get it any longer.) if you go to some of the veterinary sites, and read through EVERYTHING, and finally get to the bottom of the page, in the very fine print, you'll see, "goes away on its own in three months, with or without treatment." so if you want to throw out all your curtains and rugs and clothing, and shampoo all the cats weekly for months, and do the toothbrush tests at the vet, and turn yourself and the cats green and stinky with lime-sulphur dip, you can. there IS a laundry additive/cleaning solution additive that a persian rescue swears by--all i have to do is figure out where the heck i saved the durned link. incidentally, magic works on ringworm as well as anything else does--there are all sorts of things that people claim will cure it that have been completely disproven by research, but work for the people who believe in them. so don't rule out that option, either. On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Gloria Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: I use Golden Seal on ringworm - works pretty well, unless it's in the eyes, and don't use it there unless I have an "eye" formula. I buy an $8 bottle(tincture) at the health food store. IT has a dropper, but sometimes I just use s q-tip. I never do massive daily cleaning - don't have time. I treat it, it goes away, I no longer have it. Had one little Persian with ringworm, that a groomer suggested a specific type bath for - and it sure did work. Have to look it up to see what kind of bath. GLoria On Apr 3, 2008, at 1:25 PM, Chris wrote: A bit OT but I figure if anyone has had experience & is knowledgeable, it would be someone here. Ringworm-suddenly have an outbreak; have 6 cats presently (1 waiting for adopter)-only a couple seem to have it-long story of how it managed to get in but now I'm really lost. I have meds from vet to apply & shampoo. BUT how do I clean! I borrowed a Wood's Lamp from someone and of course I see things glowing everywhere!!!!!!!! Is the lamp good to check for spores on fabric (clothes, rugs, etc) & walls or is it only for checking living things (me and the cats-LOL). I am starting to scrub and clean but now wonder, do I do that massive cleaning every day? I can't keep the cats confined though I did close them out of one of the bedrooms. Outside of that, they're everywhere and NOT trained to stay off furniture-LOL. Any tips, suggestions, etc. would be sooooo gratefully appreciated. Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 913-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892