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Thread: Weird Spots...... Proving a Mystery!

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    OMG This thread has been very informative. Thanks guys.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Yep mine came from tank water. Consequently I'm not much of a fan of drinking rain water anymore, once bitten twice shy so to speak. Also I am gluten intolerant, that one was inherited, mum is a full blown ceoliac from years of eating gluten as an undiagnosed gluten intolerent herself. She got it from her father who was also a ceoliac, but given his age the knowledge on it was so little, they didn't know that was his problem until he ended up in hospital diagnosed with throat cancer, which was caused by the constant exposure to bial (sp) from vomiting due to the intolerance. So I completely understand and sympathise with the food sensitivity issues.

    I couldn't agree more with commercial yoghurts 'uselessness' I never buy it now, only ever the jalna (that's what's available up here) pot set. It's so much yummier too, not just healthier. They do have one that has an organic 'jam/jelly' layer on top and that is divine, and still really healthy as there is no added sugar in it either.

    Oh giardia really sucks, once was bad enough I NEVER WANT IT AGAIN, let alone twice in one year. I don't envy you at all poor thing. Our town water is feral too, so one advantage of having the shop is the super cheap bottled water. We go through heaps of it, it's all we drink, in the kettle and all.

    Ok so we completely digressed there, but I enjoyed the chat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hachna View Post
    OMG This thread has been very informative. Thanks guys.
    Glad to have helped

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    Well I was wondering if I could sell my tank water to people who want to lose weight desperately enough to eat a tape worm...

    It sure does knock the kilos off in a hurry. But it hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Well I was wondering if I could sell my tank water to people who want to lose weight desperately enough to eat a tape worm...

    It sure does knock the kilos off in a hurry. But it hurts.


    That's gold..... people go to much worse extremes, with much longer term pain and possible complications so who knows, there very well could be a market. Probably comes with less possible complications than surgery.

    Ok that was way too much contemplation of the possibility

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    Well the spots are still present, however the hair is starting to grow back in them I can see baby little hairs poking their heads through.

    They aren't really dry and scaly like they were, they almost just look like bare skin now, but some of them are going a little blackish looking. One this morning I found had a pustule that had developed on it, only small like maybe 2mm in diameter, looked like a big pussy pimple. They aren't disappearing yet but they look so much nicer not agrow and gross looking anymore. The one on his bum is probably the driest looking still but even it nearly looks like normal skin again.

    The medicated wash gave Boof really bad dandruff, Lilly was fine none on her (she's me tuff nut, LOL) so a wash and condition in aloveen oatmeal stuff and his seems to be heaps better.

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    Hmm, does seem like some sort of fungus then.

    Makes me wonder about the Dane lady. Did she ever do the ringworm treatment?

    Note - I didn't have to wash my dog, I only had to put ointment on the spot - but she only had one small spot.

    It is such a relief when the hair grows back.

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    Not sure if she did try ring worm treatment or not on the Dane.

    We stopped into the vet yesterday for them to have another look, NOW.... they feel they look like 'text book' ringworm on the way out.

    Sheesh.... do they have any idea? Ok so yes I think they do actually I shouldn't be so judgemental, the consensus is that he had a 'reaction' to the fungus which is why they looked so strange compared to 'normal' ringworm and also why they got such a lump with them, they weren't just the agrivated skin like normal.

    The fungal cream seemed to be helping, so we have gone on antifungal tablets. We'll see how they are in a few days!

    It's odd though that none of us or Lilly picked it up, which ads to why they think he was 'sensitive' so to speak to what ever actual fungus it was that caused it.

    If they are still present on Monday they will do the biospy to see if we can confirm what the fungus is that caused it (or if it in fact wasn't a fungus at all and it's something else).

    Will keep you posted.

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    Just a quick update..... our spots are all but GONE!!!!

    This is them after the 'red raw' look dissappeared:


    This is them now:


    No one else got a spot, not us, not my nephew and not Lilly. I applied fungal cream until I saw hair regrowing. The only spot that isn't completely healed is the one on his bumb but it was HUGE.... and it's not even half the size it was.

    We saw the vet that 'owns' the surgery in town when we went for his check up after being snipped (nearly a month ago) and she said the looked like ring worm on the mend to her. She had a litter of pups at the time and 2 of them were in quarantine as they had ring worm, but none of the others got them. So I'm still not certain if that's what they were or not, but thank god they are gone.

    I have put them both on Vets All Natural Skin Formula to help build their systems up and their coats look great.

    Thanks again for all your input in this situation, my poor boy was very thankful too

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    Just a tip- heat is not a great killer of fungus. At big supermarkets you can get a antifungul laundry rinse- there are 2 brands- detol does one and so does canestan (who also do a antifungal cream). I would be adding this to every single load for a couple of weeks...
    best of luck!

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