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Brown spots on kitten skin?

Perdimos

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Hello everyone,
I have a question about my Sphynx his skin. I’ve been struggling with it for a month. And about 2 weeks ago i’ve brought him to the vet. The issue is pink spots that appear on his skin dry and some flakey. My kitten has been tested by vet if it could be a ringworm. But the test results where negative. After he had been tested they gave me a lotion “Hydrocortiderm” that i’m supose to use 2x daily for 14 days in a row. Those 14 days are almost over, and the spots have gone brown and a few new ones appeared. I’m not sure if i should visit the vet again
 

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I will try another vet. I would get them to look at the skin under the blue light. And I would also get them to take skin scrapings under the microscope and send away to the lab. You need to find a vet that will be able to diagnose the problem and give you the right treatment. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to do.
 

Perdimos

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I will try another vet. I would get them to look at the skin under the blue light. And I would also get them to take skin scrapings under the microscope and send away to the lab. You need to find a vet that will be able to diagnose the problem and give you the right treatment. Sometimes that’s the hardest thing to do.
Thank you, i already found a other vet that that hopefully will be able to diagnose the problem. Indeed it’s the hardest thing to do, especially for someone who has never adopted before.
 

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Catzzzmeow

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Did your vet use a lamp to test? If your vet used a black light for testing for ringworm, it can cost effective but 50% of those tested with this method are not accurate. Getting a true skin scrape is the most effective give way. @Perdimos even if it ringworm a culture test will help narrow this down quickly.
 

Perdimos

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Hello everyone,
I haven’t shared the update yet.
Pretty much a few days after i posted this thread, the spots became quite bad. New ones appeared, that looked a lot like hives. So the next day i decided to call the same vet, and i explained what have happend. The vet scedualed me in for a appointment as soon as possible. It wasn’t the same veterinarian as last time, and she recommended antibiotics. The antibiotics did calm down the spots a lot, and dried them out aswell.
2 weeks pass by, and me and my brother discovered ringworm spots on our body.
I called the vet to share the news, and i asked ofcourse if Bobby had ringworm all along. He ended up having ringworm, and they gave us proper medicine.
I thought it was very strange they didn’t notice that he had ringworm from the start. I don’t know what method they used the first time they tested him. The spots have faded quite a lot and at the moment, he stil isn’t done with the medication.
I hope this thread can help someone out.
 

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Catzzzmeow

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@Perdimos vets often miss it in hairless animals because it can present itself differently than in hairy babies. With hairy animals the hair falls out in round spots so it can be a no brainer. In some hairless animals the spots are round but not a red ring in it, but just a dark spot spit throws them off I think. Glad to hear it is clearing up so nicely.
 

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Thank you for sharing this information! And what a scare you all had ringworm. Glad to hear it's better now
 
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