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Hi does anyone know if you can catch ringworm from chickens. I know it's a fungal infection and hubby has got a large patch on his wrist . Andy has been picking the girls up and I just wondered if he could have got it from them. louise
The simple answer is yes you can. It's a fungal infection and the fungus can breed in the chicken poo which means it can be spread to people by contact. Wash your hands or where your skin has been in contact with the chooks etc. and it won't be a problem.
I think stuff like Canestan can clear it up pretty quickly.
Ali Woks My World
Hi ringworm is highly contagious, fungal infection. People tend to get ringworm by either contact with a dog or cat with ringworm or by contact with another human who has developed ringworm.
I cannot say I have ever heard of hens with ringworm. Do your hens have round bald patches on them?
Has your hubby received treatment for the ringworm from your GP? If not, tell him to go and get some treatment as this will help stop it spreading.
Weird thing, but the most common cases of ringworm I have heard about seem to be folk going abroad and making a fuss of the local cats. Come home and then find they develop ringworm. Friend of mine did this and ended up with a nasty infection on her hands, arms and in her eyes.
Canasten or Daktacort - both antifungal creams you can buy over the counter or online that will treat ringworm
Living our version of the Good Life with 4 dogs, 6 cats, a cow, a few sheep, Angora Goats and ???? chooks.
Don't get your knickers in a knot..it solves nothing ~ just makes you walk funny
2 of my cats got ringworm over the years from (we assumed) the farm animals around us. It was a pain to clear from the cats as they spread the invisible spores everywhere, but luckily, none of us caught it.
3 children, 2 grandchildren, 6 chooks, umpteen fish a shrimp that thinks its a prawn and a dappy dog.
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