You might naturally assume that a ringworm condition would actually involve a worm, just like roundworms and tapeworms etc; but you would be wrong. Ringworm is actually a fungal infection that occurs in the hair fibers and epidermis of the animals skin. Three of the most common fungi responsible for the development of ringworm in your pet are Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes. It is important to have your pet's ringworm properly diagnosed, because the treatment for it may depend on which type of organism or fungus was responsible for the ringworm condition.
Ringworm is a highly contagious condition as it can be spread via direct contact with an infected animal or can be wind-borne as a result of fungi spores in the air. Ringworm is a zoonotic infection, which means that humans are also capable of contracting it.
You will recognize ringworm on your pet if you see small, round areas of missing hair. You might also be able to see the actual fungus that forms around the affected areas, as it will appear as white, scaly skin.
There are several homeopathic treatments that work effectively on ringworm problems, such as Bacillinium, Berberis, Chrysarobinum and Sepia. Keep in mind however that as mentioned, the effectiveness of each individual treatment may vary depending on the specific cause of the ringworm.
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