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Is this fungal, am I doing the right thing?

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JayceeStar

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My poor Bailey has been through enough in her life, what with losing her eye and her horrid treatment at her last home, and now this has happened :( Nova was treated for a fungal infection and now I think Bailey has it, so everypig is having a Nizoral bath today.
This came on all of a sudden, one day it wasn't there, the next it was! :(
I have bathed Bailey already and have been treating these patches with Canesten 1%. Is this the right way to go, and how often do I need to give her Nizoral baths now?

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It looks very much like it, but I would have confirmed it by your vet. Poor Bailey!

My Nerys has ringworm as well - like you said, it was suddenly there and looking really bad where she'd scratched herslef bloody. See 3rd pic: http://www.guinealynx.info/fungus.html

I would bath every third day for two or three times, then weekly. I have put aloe vera gel on any open sores to prevent infection.
 
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the first 7-14 days / until the scabs are gone are contagious to animals and humans you need to continue treatment for 2wks after hair regrowth, so total around 5-6 wks, incubation period is 1 mth so your others may show no signs for 1 mth so you also need to bath them in Nizoral now too as a preventive.

keep on with the cream you are using twice a day for around 4-6wks, but you should see hair regrowth in around 10 days x
 
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