Ever feel like you're having one of those months where they catch EVERYTHING going..? That's me.
DD has got a patch of ringworm just below her eye. She's fine in herself but nursery can't accept her as it's so contagious. Fair enough really. I've got some anti-fungal cream from the GP, and it's going on twice a day as prescribed.
What I need to know is how long does it take to clear up? I'm fast running out of every type of leave you can think of at work, so is DH, and will be forced into unpaid leave soon There isn't anyone else that can have her, our parents all work, sister lives too far away and has small children. I could do with gauging how much my paypacket is going to drop by <<< bangs head against wall >>>
DS1 had it during the Summer term, took a good few months to clear up. I asked the school and their policy was to accept child at school if they are having treatment. Seems unfair for nursery not to accept her, as it can take ages to go.
Should only take a couple of days for it to start to get smaller, my GP told me to keep applying cream for 2 weeks after patch had gone because it is very persistent. If it doesn't seem to be getting smaller, go back to GP and they might have to give you something stronger with a bit of steroid in it.
BTW, I was worried that everyone would catch it but actually no-one else in our family did.
In this area, children aren't excluded from schools and nursery for having ringworm provided it is being treated. It is contagious, I have caught it myself from children at nursery but had I been made to stay away from work because of it, I wouldn't have worked for months.
Might be worth checking with your local health dept about it. Seems a bit extreme to me.
DS has had a persistent patch on his upper lip for about a year - the GP kept telling us it was eczema (which he has elsewhere). My cranial Osteo recently disagreed, so i have treated it with a drop of tea tree in some calendula cream. I've only done 3 applications and it's almost disappeared. Worth a try ! Tea tree is highly anti fungal. Just be careful she doesn't rub it in to her eyes and make sure it's well mixed with the carrier cream.