The oral meds can be very hard on the liver, I believe Itraconazole
(sporanox) is considered the "safest", griseofulvin and ketoconzole can be
dangerous, Griseofulvin should not be used in FIV+ cats (one of the main
people on the former Ringworm group lost his FIV+ kitty that way), and my
understanding is that Ketoconazole shouldn't be used in cats.  Personally I
would not use either, but if oral meds seem necessary would stick to

Just a two cents, I'm not a vet but know many here are already dealing with
challenged kitties so wanted to mention :-)

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM, <> wrote:

> As long as it works, that is what is important.  I know this is a bit
> late, but been busy taking care of Lil Bit, giving fluids, meds and syringe
> feeding.  All to no avail, she passed last Friday.
> When I was a child, I got ringworm and my doctor (an old vet who went to
> Vienna and trained for people meds) used gentian violet on my head.  It was
> purple, but got rid of the ringworm.  Ever since then, the hair on that
> part of my head is curlier and thicker.
> ---- Cindy McHugh <> wrote:
> > When we took in a cat with ringworm, the first vet prescribed an
> expensive oral medication (something like Griseofluvin). We sought the
> advice of a different vet who gave the cat a shot of antibiotics and
> recommended we use lime sulfur dips. It took a while, but it did clear up.
> The dips are messy and stinky, but effective.
> >
> > Good luck.
> > Cindy
> >
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