Advice 1: Looks like ringworm

Hardly anyone will appreciate the appearance on the body of the lichen, but this is more than a common lesion of the skin and skin-hair, which is often hidden flows. To determine the presence and type of lichen help knowledge about the typical characteristics and attention to their own health.

Causes of lichen

Ringworm is a contagious skin disease. The cause can be different viral infection and the fungus and microbes. Shingles can occur when a weakened immune system, long-term medication, stress, or as allergies.

Ringworm can be transmitted by direct contact or through items of General use or personal hygiene. Disease-susceptible animals, so often the contamination comes from domestic dogs and cats.

When the disease of ringworm affects one or more areas of the skin with simultaneous itching, peeling and change in color of the epidermis.

The appearance and spread of

There are varieties of lichen, like:
- tinea,
- cutting,
red flat
- bubble,
- multicolored.

Herpes, otherwise known as herpes manifests in the form of water bubbles on the lips or genitals. The reasons for its appearance are colds, windburn, weakened immunity and stress. In places the lesions itch and redness in the running stage of the disease shingles takes the form of pronounced bubbles with white purulent content.

Ringworm is impossible to comb, and appeared rash to squeeze. Such actions will lead to the spread of the infection and defeat much larger areas.

Pityriasis rosea, as its name implies, is a skin disease in the form of pink scaly lesions on the skin. The causes are failures of the immune system of the body and hypothermia. The disease is accompanied by itching and a fever. Pink spots appear first in one place and then spread throughout the body. Most often, pink zoster spread through contact with old things, furniture, where the bacteria can live for a long time dormant.

Lichen planus on the skin looks like a rounded swelling of the corresponding color, which are accompanied by itching. Among the causes is called a viral infection. Applies not only to skin but also to mucous membranes, and nail and scalp.

Shingles manifests itself on the human body in the area of the solar plexus under the breast between the shoulder blades on the back. Accompanied by severe pain and itching. Causes of lichen can be hypothermia, stress, disruption of the immune system.

Ringworm affects the skin of the head. The reason for this kind of lichen - a fungus that is transmitted through personal hygiene items intended for head and also through the hats. Lichen is manifested in the form of crusts of pink color under the hair, accompanied by itching and peeling.

Pityriasis versicolor is a consequence of the excessive sweating body in the hot season. Halo distribution are chest, back and shoulders. In these places formed pink spots, which eventually coalesce into a solid mass. Transmitted through bed linen and personal hygiene items.

Advice 2: Like in dogs, ringworm looks

Often dog owners notice that their pet begins to fall coat. Place hair loss blush, fester and very itchy. Perhaps your pet has contracted an infectious disease called zoster, or scientific, or trichophytosis microsporia. Trichophytosis and microsporia, differ from each other some of the symptoms and the fungi that cause these diseases. These diseases like skin allergies, so it is important to recognize them at the first signs.

Symptoms depriving

To know how does ringworm in dogs is important because this disease is dangerous not only for the animals that live with an infected dog, but also for people.

Ringworm is an infectious inflammatory disease. It manifests itself in pigmentation of the skin and a strong itch. The incubation period when symptoms are not yet visible, can last from 5 to 20 days.
The causative agent of this contagious disease are microscopic fungi, the spores which fall to the dry skin dogs and bracteosa it. Within the dermis spores multiply rapidly and the body of the animal to this process is inflammation.

Microsporia caused by a fungus of the species Microstropium canis, and characterized by such symptoms as:
dry fur of the dog, which begins to fall off;
- the appearance of hairless areas of the skin;
- white patches at the base of the hair;
red inflamed skin on bare plots, which peels off;
- itching of the affected areas.

Trichophytosis slightly different symptoms, but is also a kind of lichen. It is caused by a fungus Trichophyton mentagroghytes. Its symptoms:
the fur falls out in places;
- hairless areas of skin turn red over time;
- the affected area covered with brown, scaly crust;
- these sites increase in size and often merge into one;
- the dog is constantly itching.

Denying the boundaries clearly defined. Affected always only the part of skin where no hair. Ringworm most often affects the head and neck of the dog, then it goes to the base of the tail and limbs. Sometimes advanced forms of lichen can be found on the belly and on the nose.
Jock itch is more exposed to small and old animals, animals with weakened immune systems. If your dog spends a lot of time alone on the streets, it also falls into the risk group.

How to treat ringworm

For the successful treatment of lichen primarily limit the contact of the dog with people and other animals. A veterinarian examined the dog, just prescribe the right treatment. Most often the treatment of lichen takes place in several steps.

First, the doctor will prescribe an antifungal vaccine , and then anti-microbial agents (ointments and sprays). It is important every day treating wounds with antiseptic. After ointments the physician may prescribe additional immunomodulators to restore the immune system of the dog.

Wet cleaning should be daily to fungal spores infect the dog again. Disinfect lounger dog bowl, toys; wash your carpet and all the places where the dog likes to lie. Wash your hands every time you touch an infectious dog.

Prevention lichen

For the prevention of denying there is a special vaccine that will periodically need to do. But many owners do not want to vaccinate your dog from this disease. They hope that the infection will pass their pet party. Of course, now the ringworm quickly and easily treated, but it's nice to prevent a disease than to treat.
Ringworm-infected dogs may not appear, but the dog then becomes a carrier. The dog as a carrier of the disease will infect all weakened animals. She can get sick if the body is also weakened.
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