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 Itraconazole.
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, <dlg...@windstream.net> 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 <ci...@furangels.org> 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 > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >
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