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Can I use a bandage on the ringworm spot?
 
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It is best not to use a bandage on a ringworm spot because it does not allow the skin to breathe and causes the ringworm fungus to fester on the skin.

 

Ringworm Facts

  • Ringworm is a fungal disease of the skin that may be seen in animals and humans, and is found in many different forms.
  • Ringworm may be spreadby spores given off from the fungus, and is durable and contagious.
  • The spore itself is responsible for many similar conditions, athlete�s foot among them, and it is not vital for one to one contact to spread the disease.
  • Ringworm will be seen on different parts of the body and presents itself in different ways.
  • When the ringworm fungus is found on the body is will be as a flat and round area that hurts and irritates, and on the foot the signs are scaling and cracking of the skin
  • Ringworm can also get tothe nails, where it causes them to thicken and discolour, and even become brittle.
  • Any darkening or change in the form of the skin can be a sign of ringworm, and it will become more obvious between four and ten days of being infected by the spore.
  • Ringworm is contagious and, therefore, easy to catch, and can be spread in a number of ways.
  • By finding oneself in contact with one who is already suffering from affected by ringworm we can easily be endangered by the problem, and likewise, by touching animals that carry the fungus.
  • Ringworm is prevalent in cats and dogs, and also in domestic animals, and young cats in particular pass on the fungus by rubbing against other cats and humans.
  • Ringworm is known to spread via the floors of showers - particularly public venues used by different people - as the fungus breeds in damp areas.
  • The main step to remember in treating ringworm is to limit any contact with a carrier to the minimum,
  • In addition it is important that any given treatments are completed, as courses of ringworm treatment are designed to be effective over a set time.
  • Hoping the ringworm has gone and finishing before that time can encourage it to reoccur.
  • It is important that a sufferer is given the proper treatment, as expecting ringworm to simply go away prolongs the period over which it can be spread among others.
  • Good advice is that we should not share personal items that may spread ringworm; hair brushes and combs, towels and cloths,
  • Items of personal use and importantly hats should not be shared with other people, in particular if there is a known ringworm incidence already.
  • Assuming a dog or cat with ringworm is the sufferer then have it treated and keep contact to a minimum, in particular cats who are the most likely to spread the fungus.
  • There is many different treatments one can buy for ringworm, and these range from creams and lotions or sprays and washes.
  • The best solutions for ringworm are the ones that show attention to detail and eradication of the spread of the fungus.
  • To ease ringworm, towels and other bathing tools are washed regularly and replaced with fresh items on a frequent basis.
  • Ringworm will increase if left to get out of control, and be aware that it is not needed to touch an affected animal or person to become infected.

 

Comments:

Millie H. said, I did not know that. I thought for sure you should cover it up to keep from scratching it and spreading the ringworm to others. Ill have to remember that. 
 
M.N. said, Yes, it needs to dry up. I have always been told that. It should be left where the air can get to it. A band aid could keep moisture on it and thats not good. It will just help the ring worm grow. 

C. B. from Mobile, Al writes,  I just wanted to say that Im very impressed with your company and the amount of information you give. Its been very helpful to me in the past on several different subjects including ringworms.  Great job on informing your customers and the top-notch products you offer. All of the All Stop products I have tried have been very effective. Theres a lot of bad stuff on the internet but I have found a wealth of good information here. 

Megan. S. said, I thought a bandaid would be helpful to keep my baby from scratching it. But the cream must be working because shes not scratching anymore and it does seem to be getting better now that the bandaid is not on it. 

Last update: 05:41 PM Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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