Ring worm

 

Signs/symptoms: Bald patches, usually beginning on nose and face then spreading to abdomen and back, skin may be a little dry and/or scaly or crusty

 

Causes: Fungus


Treatment:

1. Isolate guinea pig

2. Wear rubber gloves and clean cage and equipment thoroughly

3. Wear rubber gloves and clean affected areas on guinea pig with cotton and warm, soapy water. Dry the area and all the surrounding areas well. Gently remove any crust

4. Rub Tinactin 3 percent sulfur ointment into area and surrounding hair 1 to 2 times daily. (Clean the area thoroughly before each application of Tinactin). Continue until hair is growing back

5. If fungus persists, see veterinarian for an alternative treatment