rats and ringworm?
hi everyone. I have been having problems with ringworm (on myself) on and off for over a year now, and I am going crazy trying to figure out the reason for this. I have talked to several doctors about this, and the most recent one I went to asked if I had any animals at home who scratch me easily. well, of course, I have a whole butt-load of rats! he said that it's very possible the rats are leaving little scritches on me and through them are transmitting these infections.
now all of my rats appear to be in perfect health, but he said that sometimes animals can be carriers without showing any symptoms. has anyone else had any problems with small animals and skin infections of any kind? I really would like to get to the bottom of this problem for my own sanity and health! I would love to find out that the rats are not the problem, but if they are I will just have to be much more careful about wearing long sleeves and keeping nails trimmed!