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Ringworm

(4 Posts)
schilke Thu 07-Jul-11 09:35:11

Got 2 new guinea pigs a few weeks ago and they had to go to the vet as they had a couple of little bald patches - vet suspected ringworm. They have got better but now dd2 (5) has a circle on her trunk. I thought someone had bitten her, but when I looked closely it was a ring of tiny blisters. She has also been scratching at her head and made the scalp bleed - bad mummy that I am I thought she had picked off an old bit of cradle cap, but now think ringworm. Se said her head itches, but not her body. Does this sound like ringworm?

Hopefully taking her to the gp tomorrow - fully booked for next week, so receptionist told me to phone and use an urgent appointment tomorrow. Is this something that a pharmacist could look at and suggest something?

EssieW Thu 07-Jul-11 09:44:48

DS had ringworm for a couple of months this year - took us a while to realise that's what it was as we suspected excema/dry skin.

Pharmacist should be able to deal with this. Dr did give us one prescription for Canesten but said that this was mostly dealt with over the counter stuff so didn't really need it. We found that one of the athlete's foot cream (Daktarin) was most effective as the ringworm took awhile to shift. Canesten didn't really do much. Dr would be able to tell if it's infected though.

schilke Thu 07-Jul-11 09:52:47

Thanks - I'll take her after school and see what they say. Not quite sure how I would apply cream to her scalp! Not keen on using an emergency appointment for something not urgent.

LonelyLinda Thu 07-Jul-11 10:07:41

I occasionally get this and I either use my dh's athlete's foot cream or Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream has shifted it in the past too.

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