Deprive - the disease is not too terrible, but extremely unpleasant. If your cat has contracted lichen, it should be treated immediately. Otherwise, you risk not only greatly delaying the animal's illness, but also becoming infected with the whole family.
In no case should you engage in self-medication! Lichen is very easy to confuse with another skin fungus or allergy. A sure sign of lichen is even, absolutely round bald patches. See your doctor as soon as possible. If it is impossible to show the animal to the veterinarian right now (you are out of town, the clinic does not work, etc.), then for prevention, you can wash the animal with Nizoral shampoo, tar soap, or specialized shampoo for animals. This procedure will not be superfluous in any case. You yourself also need to wash your hands with some of these products to avoid infection.
Your doctor will likely prescribe injections for your pet that will neutralize the damaging effects of the lichen and slowly begin to tidy up the skin. The most commonly used trimicide for cats. It is a very strong antibacterial agent with antifungal properties. It will be necessary to give the cat two injections with an interval of 5 days. Even if after the first injection he gets better, do not forget about the second, otherwise the treatment will not be complete and the disease may resume. Of course, it is better to entrust the cat to the hands of a specialist, but if you feel strong enough, you can give the injection yourself. An adult animal is injected 1, 5 - 2 ml at a time, 1-2 month old kittens - 0.5 - 1 ml, kittens up to one month old - 0.5 ml. Please note that this drug is very painful, so you need to inject it very decisively and hold the cat tightly.
In addition to injections, you need to process the skin of the animal. In order to neutralize lichen, to prevent its spread, you can use regular iodine. Also, YAM ointment and Lamisil ointment are suitable for the treatment of lichen. Apply them to the affected areas 2-3 times a day. In order for the treatment to proceed faster and more successfully, you can water the cat with vitamins that improve immunity, you can buy them in any department of pet supplies.