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Old 10-08-2019, 04:22 PM
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Question Can my body wash harm my bird?

hello, first time poster so i hope m doing this right lol, i have been looking around for and answer and have not been able to find it,so here i am.

I am currently fighting a ringworm rash on my arm and my doctor has prescribed me a Lamisil cream and suggested an anti-fungal body wash.
i know tea tree oil is toxic to birds, would this body wash harm my conure?
any info would be greatly appreciated, id rather find an alternative then risk my buddys health, here is a list of ingredients and link on amazon where it was purchased from.

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https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

***Auqa, Melaleuca alternifilio seed oil, cocos nucifera oil, olea europaea fruit oil, simmondia chinesis parkii butter, cocoa seed butter, butyrospermum oil, vaccinium macrocarpon oil, puntica grantum seed oil, plukeneria volubilus oil, linum usitatissimum oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil, tocopheral, azadirachta indica oil***
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Re: Can my body wash harm my bird?

Yes, it can if used in close proximity if it is a standard anti-fungal (yours seems natural so not sure). An oral anti-fungal would be safer for the bird (in my opinion---probably less safe for you though). You are correct about tea tree being harmful... The scent of tea tree is not safe for them. Plus, it would remain on your skin after showering as well.
You should verify with the vet, but I'm pretty sure birds can actually get ringworm, which is why an oral anti-fungal would probably be your best bet at getting this under control for you (before it spreads).

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Melaleuca is tea tree oil. So yes.


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Re: Can my body wash harm my bird?

Lanasil and anti-fungals for....... ringworm?? My son had that and the Dr told us what ring worms really are, and Jezzz I nearly puked right there in his office.

And ther are so many oils in that formula, I'd be afraid to use it.
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Lanasil and anti-fungals for....... ringworm?? My son had that and the Dr told us what ring worms really are, and Jezzz I nearly puked right there in his office.

And ther are so many oils in that formula, I'd be afraid to use it.
"Ringworm isn't a worm. It's a skin infection that's caused by moldlike fungi that live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails. "
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Re: Can my body wash harm my bird?

Maybe it was tape worm, that was a long time ago. it was def not a fungus he had.
So maybe the aniti-fungals are the right way to go in this case.
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Re: Can my body wash harm my bird?

Thank you all so much for the info, i will hold off on the body was and find an alternative,i dont want to risk it, once my vet is back in town we will be taking a trip down there aswell,
has anyone ever experienced ringworm with a bird before?

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