Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
kmrotski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,043
My Mood:
My oldest has ringworm

Should I be freaking out? Or just treat him and move on? DH wants to put him in a bubble until its gone.


ETA he went to a friends house for the first time Wednesday, DH immediately assumed he got it from his friends house. Should I contact the mom?

Advertisement


Last edited by kmrotski; 09-17-2016 at 07:29 AM.
kmrotski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 08:18 AM   #2
MamaChirpy's Avatar
MamaChirpy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: South MS
Posts: 2,843
Re: My oldest has ringworm

I would keep him contained for a while. It's highly contagious. Generally speaking, you get it from cats that have it and sometimes dogs.
Does the friend have pets?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
MamaChirpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
kmrotski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,043
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

His friend has dogs (Ill have to ask if he had cats not sure) and so do we. But I looked up symptoms for dogs and ours doesnt have any symptoms. Can I treat my dog somehow just in case?
kmrotski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 10:14 AM   #4
kushie tushie's Avatar
kushie tushie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,957
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

It's very contagious. I would keep him quarantined from everyone for a bit.
__________________
Amanda- wife to DH. Mama to W (2010), L (2011), H (2013), K (2016)
Forever missing Jeremiah Asher (our angel lost to Anencephaly at 31 weeks)- November 6th, 2015
kushie tushie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #5
kmrotski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,043
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

Quote:
Originally Posted by kushie tushie View Post
It's very contagious. I would keep him quarantined from everyone for a bit.
How long is a bit? He plays baseball and had practice Thursday night and has a game Monday night. Should I be contacting every parent and keeping him from the game Monday? What about school? I didnt think it was that serious just a fungus.. I mean I know its contagious but nothing a cream doesnt fix...
kmrotski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 10:35 AM   #6
kushie tushie's Avatar
kushie tushie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,957
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

It really depends on which type of ringworm it is.
Some take longer to treat than others. AlSo it can live on bedding, towels... all that stuff around the house. It is also spread by skin to skin contact. So it could spread to the baby and stuff.

Does he have the big round circle on his skin?
If so, I'd take him in to get a good strong dose of meds to kill that.
__________________
Amanda- wife to DH. Mama to W (2010), L (2011), H (2013), K (2016)
Forever missing Jeremiah Asher (our angel lost to Anencephaly at 31 weeks)- November 6th, 2015
kushie tushie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 10:59 AM   #7
kmrotski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,043
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

Quote:
Originally Posted by kushie tushie View Post
It really depends on which type of ringworm it is.
Some take longer to treat than others. AlSo it can live on bedding, towels... all that stuff around the house. It is also spread by skin to skin contact. So it could spread to the baby and stuff.

Does he have the big round circle on his skin?
If so, I'd take him in to get a good strong dose of meds to kill that.
We didnt even notice it until his dr appt yesterday when he got undressed he said he thought he scratched himself, I didnt look any closer or think anything of it. We happened to have an 11 yr doctor appointment yesterday for him and all his doctor said was get some anti fungal cream and make sure you wash your hands before touching your brother or anyone. He didnt seem concerned about anything else. I guess thats why I wasnt all that worried about it. I have taken all the blankets off the couch he used to wash them and make sure he has been wearing a shirt (its on his chest) and not touching it. And Im going to wash his laundry seperately for a week or 2. Its the size of a penny maybe.
kmrotski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 11:09 AM   #8
kushie tushie's Avatar
kushie tushie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8,957
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

If the doctor saw it and wasn't concerned than it's probably the less serious ones. As long as you can trust him to not touch it and keep anything that touches it separate from everyone else. I would treat and carry one.
__________________
Amanda- wife to DH. Mama to W (2010), L (2011), H (2013), K (2016)
Forever missing Jeremiah Asher (our angel lost to Anencephaly at 31 weeks)- November 6th, 2015
kushie tushie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #9
kmrotski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,043
My Mood:
Re: My oldest has ringworm

So far the only issue is getting him to wear a stinkin shirt. You would think I asked him to bathe in lava or something.
kmrotski is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 12:20 PM   #10
luvmybaby333's Avatar
luvmybaby333
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 6,016
Re: My oldest has ringworm

I'm not sure what other variety there is, but my experience with ringworm is that it doesn't require quarantine or hazmat suits. It is very contagious, but it is also just a simple fungus. Apply an anti-fungal cream (a generic athlete's foot cream will do) and just keep it covered so that he can't scratch it and other people can't touch it. Also make sure that you follow the directions on whichever cream you're using. It will call for you to keep using it past the point where is looks like it's healing (I think 2 weeks is the standard)-- this is important. If not treat properly, it is possible for it to come back stronger than before and need a prescription antifungal.
__________________
I'm C.
Lifemate to sweet E. SAHM to my DD Big A [3/14/03] and DD Little A [5/30/08] Baby "A" due in November 2016!
Back after many years and cautiously expecting someone new.
luvmybaby333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.