• Dear Sir, I'm Yichi Liu. I found there are two wounds with blood on my cat's face on last Sunday (18 Nov). And the wounds were also bald. (I took the pictures but I can't upload in the online text box) At first, I think my cat maybe hurt himself when playing. But I also found two ringworm on my body. (one on the leg, the other on the waist. I took the photos of them) Therefore, I wondering if my cat gets the ringworm and then infect me. The information you may need: My cat Melon is a 3-year-old neutered male cat. I adopted him three weeks ago. I brought him to Banfield Pet hospital to get the vaccines and physical exam. The result showed that he is healthy. (There was no wound on his face at that time) I feed him with dry food from Blue Buffalo and wet foods from Royal Canin. I also give him some freeze-dried cat food as treats. (chicken recipe) I haven't taken shower for him but I used some waterless shampoo on his coat. He sometimes scratches his face and shakes his head (twice a day as I observe). And He likes to rub his face on anything. No significant changes in his behavior after I found the wounds. I'm emailing you to ask if my cat has any skin problems. And I also want to know whether the ringworm on my leg is related to my cat's problem. And how can I treat them? I can email all the photos if you need. Thank you so much for your help. Yours, Yichi Liu

    Hi Yichi,
    I recommend that you take your cat into see a veterinarian. Cats can get ringworm and could potentially pass it to other cats or humans. However, ringworm does not usually cause the wounds that you are describing. The bloody wounds are concerning and likely need to be treated. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the wounds and if it is ringworm after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of the wounds.

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