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    Re: Talk about your troubles

    I had ringworm as a young girl in Girl Scouts during one of our many camping trips. It was so icky to me to have it but the doctor had said it is very common. I got some cream and then I don't really remember what happened to it after that.

    Be thankful it isn't a tapeworm!
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    Buglover, you ALWAYS make me feel so much better!
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    "Better" yet--you CAN get hookworms from going barefoot! luckily, it's not common these days. This quote is from the CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases - Hookworm Infection  Fact Sheet--I checked to make sure my facts were correct before posting.

    A second species, Necator americanus (ne-KAY-tor am-er-i-CON-us), was widespread in the southeastern United States early in this century. The Rockefeller Sanitary Commission was founded in response, and hookworm infection has been largely controlled.

    How do I get a hookworm infection?
    You can become infected by direct contact with contaminated soil, generally through walking barefoot, or accidentally swallowing contaminated soil.
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    I hope I don't accidentally swallow any soil. UGH.

    Both of you are just making me feel so fabulous!
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    You can't get ringworm by walking around barefoot. It's not a worm at all, it's a fungal infection (like athlete's foot). I don't know if that makes you guys feel any better

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuckinchile;3150331;
    You can't get ringworm by walking around barefoot. It's not a worm at all, it's a fungal infection (like athlete's foot). I don't know if that makes you guys feel any better
    I can't imagine where I got it from. It's on the side of my foot and you have to have contact with someone that's infected.
    Yeah, I knew it was fungal, which is why the miconazol is working on it. I've actually found out more than I wanted to know about it recently.

    I was just teasing those two about all the other "worm" related things they were coming up with.
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    Can dogs get ringworm?

    MRD I know you really want a tapeworm! We could name it and everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;3150424;
    Can dogs get ringworm?

    MRD I know you really want a tapeworm! We could name it and everything!
    I think so - as cats can get them. About 15 years ago, I had two cats that passed the infection back and forth for several weeks. It was terrible to fight, as you can only treat what you can see and only one would have the infection at a time. Right on the top of their heads! They looked sooo funny. Finally, they both had it at the same time, and we were able to eliminate it by treating both simultaneously.


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    Yes dogs can get it and I've gone over every inch of them and can't see anything. What I read said that in cats and dogs, they lose hair in the spot where the infection is. Can't find any hair loss (abnormal hair loss, they all still shed like crazy anyway) or any sign of it.

    If I got a tapeworm, would it mean I could lose more weight?

    I did get good news today at my doctor's. I've lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks. My weight loss from my surgery has slowed considerably (which I knew it would) and then stopped altogether while I battled the hypoglycemia and it looks now like I've started losing again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Margaritaville;3150472;
    Edited because I can spell, most of the time!
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