Ringworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Justino, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    can chickens get ringworm and give it to humans? my aunt thinks my cousin has rigworm and i wanna make sure she didnt et it from the girls...
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    would my chickens have a mark on em or something?
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

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    Great question, I will be waiting to see too. I know cats are bad about having ringworms if your friend has been around cats.
     
  4. risurocket

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  5. warren

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    There was a thread on this some time ago. The 'ringworm' turned out to be eczema which is not contageous and much more common. Best to see a doctor about rashes so that the right treatment is obtained.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Ringworm is a fungus. If a bird has favus, a fungal infection of the face and comb, I'm not sure they can pass that to humans or not, cant recall. Looks like scaly patches and peeling skin on a bird. Its treated with anti-fungals like Lotrimin, etc.
     
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