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Fungus the Bogeyman?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by felltogroundinberkeleysquare, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    For a little light relief, some of you may recall I moved to " Bat Towers" a couple of years ago, and last year had a very strange bite on my leg. This year, I have refreshed the privilege with ringworm, for which over the counter creams do not work, so off to useless doctor again.

    I think this cream is working, but does anyone else know about this thingy? It is not a worm, but as stated above, and I cannot see how for the life of it I got it except via my cats?

    Anyone?






     
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Many years back I contracted Tinea from some playful kittens. They kept grabbing my ankles (with claws out) as I walked past.

    Took ages to clear with various topical preparations.
     
  3. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Sounds right: one of mine bites my ankles if he wants feeding : going for scrape result on Friday.
     
  4. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Least its only leg!
     
  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I just responded to this, where's mi post gone?

    Anyway, short version - I have had ringworm several times - working with manky horses and then not hosing myself down afterwards.

    I just got one 'ring' which I scrubbed with a mild antiseptic (don't wash it as it could spread)

    It's the same fungus as Athelete's Foot, have you ever had that before? Perhaps it just fancied a change of location
     
  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    You might find yourself on a course of orally administered griseofulvin as well as some form cream for topical application.
     
  7. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

  8. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Is that any relation to gristle?
     
  9. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    No I see Wiki tells me not.

    Don't fancy that though!
     
  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Nah. It just gives you a layer of fungal-resistant skin/nail/hair growing from the inside out.

    Topical creams work from the outside in.

    Both together should sort it.

    Takes time, though.
     
  11. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Griseofulvin - that's the chappie they give to the horses too. Oh I also dried the ring up by spraying purple spray on it too (same as for the neddy). Dries it up really quick but stains
     
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    That would be Gentian Violet, I guess. A bit old fashioned, but still works.
     
  13. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Yea it was kind of daughter to Skype me back as " peg leg" today, after all I've done for her: it's not so much what you sow as "I'm happy and I know it". And TTFN until the next need for money... anyway I digress.
     
  14. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Interesting I shall ask the doctor on Friday.
     
  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Good luck
     
  16. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    ... and don't worry.
     
  17. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Is an old-fashioned kinda gal and yes GV. Works a treat on verrucas too
     
  18. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    I am a bit as it is a little horrid, but I am a tall girl, so there is plenty of space before it gets too bad I guess.
     
  19. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Just worried about becoming the next " Singing Detective", although I believe that was a different condition.( psoriasis),
     
  20. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    It just looks worse than it actually is. Two options are to just leave it alone and it will go but it takes about 6-10 weeks. Or go to quack. It's a painless condition (can be itchy but DON'T) and easily treated
     

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