My cat has small patches of fur missing. One of them has a small scab/open…

My cat has small patches of fur missing. One of them has a small scab/open spot in it. Are there any over the counter medicines I can give him?

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello, great question but also difficult to answer without seeing the cat. Several things could be going on. First check for fleas. They could be irritating the skin and causing the hair loss. It could also be ringworm (actually a fungus and not a worm) but it is usually hairless in circular patches– it is highly contagious and usually needs medication to fix. For ringworm treatment is usually antifungal cream on the spots along with lime sulfa shampoo dips. Your veterinarian should be consulted to confirm diagnosis. Another possibility could be allergies . Good luck!!!!-Kelly