How to prevent ringworm reinfection?
December 1, 2007 11:43 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend has apparently caught a little ringworm. HELP!
My girlfriend and I went to a kitten fair. After we had nuzzled with a particular kitten for about thirty minutes, we were informed that, while the kitten himself was ringworm-negative, it had been undergoing treatment for ringworm and that it had been taking sulfur-lime baths to kill the spores. We went home, cleaned what could be cleaned of our laundry (our coats and sundries couldn't exactly be thrown in the dryer).
Two weeks later, my girlfriend has a small red circle on her abdomen, and it looks an awful lot like ringworm. Oops. She's taking anti-fungal medication now, but what should we do about our apartment and our clothes? Should we dry clean every item of clothing we had worn that day, which could not be thrown in the dryer? How can we prevent reinfection without burning down our entire complex? What should I do about myself or about our cat - neither of us has symptoms now, but who knows?