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Is this ringworm?

MrDinklesMom

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We went to the vets today. He is the only Sphynx they have ever had there. They did the UV light test and nothing came up they checked under a microscope and didn’t see anything So they cultured it but it can take a week or 2. They sent him home with “hexzole” wash.

Has anyone else has any experience with this?
Is this in fact ringworm? They didn’t confirm that it is but they suspect it could be or another fungal infection. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? He occasionally will give himself hickeys as well but it doesn’t really look like it this time.

We have 2 small kids in the house, and i come in contact with new babies for work so I’m a little panicked..
 

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Catzzzmeow

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It does look like it....I would quarantine your cat until the results come back. Unfortunately the black light test works about 50% of the time. Wipe down surfaces with antibacterial wipes and wash your hands after petting your baby. How long have you had your baby?
 

Toa and Ross

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No expert at all but it looks like ringworm. Hopefully the results come in soon and treatment can start.
 

Lynn W

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Sure looks like ringworm to me. Be very careful so that you don't get it too, it's highly contagious.
 

Sheldon13

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Yeah looks like it to me too. Is the wash helping?


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