Skin fungus not Ringworm
Is Skin Fungus Different than Ringworm?The short answer to that question is: No, skin fungus is not different that Ringworm. They are both the same thing at the source. But the long answer, is that they ARE different because of their symptoms.
You see, everyone has fungus on their skin and in their body. But there are several varieties of fungi (many harmless) that can manifest different symptoms in different individuals. All, however, are contagious, and if you are vulnerable to them, you can develop serious symptoms. The drug industry, however is happy to give each manifestation a separate name, not to confuse us, but because new names equals new drugs.
Look at any anti-fungal cream for nails. Most of them will say on the package "also effective against Athlete's Foot!" or "also relieves RingWorm!". They know that it is all the same and they are still happy to make one products for each anyways. I'm not endorsing these drugs or using them in a different way than their package suggests; I'm simply exposing the fact that all the names and medications out there are simply masking an obvious truth: That most fungal ailments are the same!
Wikipedia writes: "A number of different species of fungi cause ringworm. Dermatophytes of the genera Trichophyton and Microsporum are the most common causative agents. These fungi attack various parts of the body and lead to the following conditions:
- Tinea pedis (athlete's foot) affects the feet
- Tinea unguinum affects the fingernails and toenails
- Tinea corporis affects the arms, legs, and trunk
- Tinea cruris (jock itch) affects the groin area
- Tinea manuum affects the hands and palm area
- Tinea capitis affects the scalp
- Tinea barbae affects facial hair
- Tinea faciei (face fungus) affects the face"
Here we see, again, the same forces at work. The same little critters (Dermatophytes) can seemingly cause to many "different" diseases! What we're obviously dealing with is the fungus. Giving every condition a name only serves to confuse us. Get rid of the fungus, and you can cure a multitude of ailments!
Another common fungus is Yeast (Candidas Albicans) which occurs in largely in women and can result in anything from ringworm or eczema to severe eating disorders. Eliminating that fungi with an anti-fungal diet and a good evironment (check out my site for more info) may be all that's needed to cure any and all of that. And because these solutions are cheap and easy and cannot be branded (it's just food-items and common sense), the medical industry has little interest in these cures. But their track-record is far better than that of the drugs that come from the "professionals". Prescription drugs and off-the-shelf creams have a cure success rate of UNDER 20%! And they are harmful to your system. In contrast, many natural doctors who teach anti-fungal diets and treatments claim almost 100% success.
No, Vervets. Ringworm is not a worm. It's2006-05-03 07:49:09 by spfzrow
A fungus that grows on the skin. I don't think rubbing DE on your skin would kill the fungus.
If you had worms in your digestive tract, however...yes...DE would kill them. It works on my horses, and on my cat...
If you have worms, such as trichinosis or heartworms, that migrate from the digestive tract into muscle, however, it won't work...
No connection between ringworm and fleas2006-04-13 10:32:16 by galina_ivanova
First of all, ringworm and fleas are not connected. it's pinworms eggs that get carried by fleas. and pinworms are parasites and ringworm is, as has been mentioned before, a fungus. so, if cats don't have any bold patches on their bodies, they have nothing to do with your daughter's skin condition (which is likely not ringworm after all)
as for fleas... apply advantage religiously every month, it really wears out. and especially if you live on the ground floor, fleas can jump in from the outside and reintroduce themselves ;o) even if you don't exterminate and just regularly advantage your cats, your flea problem will be non existent after 6 month
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On one visit I was diagnosed with a fungal skin rash, a fungal nail infection and thrush again only to have my theory of a "fungal" common thread dismissed.
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