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Are there any inexpensive, over the counter treatments for ringworm in dogs (assuming that this is what it is)? We adopted our dog early in March, and she got a clean bill of health from the vet, but in the last few days she's developed a bare patch, about the size of a silver dollar, on her left side just in front of her hip. The skin seems somewhat raised, is slightly reddish, and completely bare. She does seem to be a bit more itchy than normal.

Due to a serious case of bad timing, I literally can't afford to get her checked out by her vet at this point in time. I lost my job at the end of March after dropping over $400 getting her spayed, vaccinated, etc (she also had a large leg wound that had to be sewn up). This is why I am seeking advice on the internet first. Ultimately we will try to get her seen if need be, but we're barely able to buy a gallon of gas for me to get to my new job.

Thank you in advance for the help, and I can try to post pictures later if needed.
 

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You can buy many antifungal treatments over the counter at your local walgreens/drug store. Lamisil is one. They are cheap. You can ask any phamacist at a walgreens/CVS or drug store what they recommend for an antifungal for ringworm.
Ringworm is contagious to people and other animals, so don't come in contact with it, or allow the dog to play with other pets.

You can also buy Microtek anti Itch shampoo which is antifungal.

Thos e treatments won't hurt if it is something else, but won't help if it is something like mange.
 

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Thanks for the reply :) I have had ring worm myself years ago, but I did not know if "human" antifungals would be appropriate for a dog as well. Thankfully the only other pets we have are two cats, and they avoid each other if at all possible.
 

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Thanks for the reply :) I have had ring worm myself years ago, but I did not know if "human" antifungals would be appropriate for a dog as well. Thankfully the only other pets we have are two cats, and they avoid each other if at all possible.
The people ones are fine. wash bedding in hot water if cats also lay there.
 

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I've successfully treated ringworm on my dog with over the counter Lotramin. I wouldn't call it cheap, though - probably at least $10 for the tube. Don't just leave it, though - it gets worse very quickly. Try to apply several times a day, and don't allow the dog to lick at the spot.

As nikes said, its is contagious, so no dog parks or play dates, and keep kids away from the dog until the infection is under control.
 
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