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Old 04-27-2005, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This is a good question for Don. Don we had an accusation from a client that she contracted ring worms from our bed. We are by far one of the cleaniest salons one will visit. We use the cal care hospital grade bed sanitizer which passes the test strip of being diluted correctly.
My question is this - does UV light kill such a fungus or virus. I'm not sure which category it fits in.
All feedback will be greatly helpful since we are still defending our reputation with this client.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not Don but if you call Cal Tan they will send you info that claims if the solution is left on the bed for one minute to sanitize it will kill all living organisms. So no if you santizie correctly you can not get ring worm. To me best way to describe this is an Urban Legend or one fool starts a rumour. To my knowledge UV light does not kill living organisms.
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UV light is used to sterilize, but in higher doses I believe.
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Correct I'll be sending you the cracker jack box.
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UVC is used to sterilize. We got no UVC.
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Tommy:

It is highly unlikely that your client's Ring Worm (Tinea Corporis) came from the use of a tanning bed. He/she most likely picked it up via contact with an infected (a) pet (most people don't "suspect" pets), or, (b) person (does he/she have young "school age" children?). Hopefully, the information below will help you resolve this matter.

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I. Definition: Tinea corporis is commonly known as "ring worm." Tinea corporis is the term used for fungal infection of the skin. The fungus causes a characteristic lesion which is often clear in the center with a rough, scaly, circular border. The lesions vary in size from very small circular patches to very large patches. Diagnosis is aided through scraping the lesion and examining the scales under the microscope.

II. Causes:

* Tinea corporis is caused by a fungus.

* Tinea corporis is contagious and is spread through infected pets or through direct contact with infected individuals. MOST CASES ARE CAUSED BY FAMILY PETS.



III. Treatment:

* Tinea corporis usually clears up quickly when antifungal medicines are applied twice daily to the skin. If it doesn't, you may need one month of treatment with the antifungal antibiotic, griseofulvin, taken by mouth.

* It is very important to continue the use of the antifungal cream and/or oral medication for one week after the lesions have cleared because there may be fungus under the skin which is not visible with the unaided eye. Most treatment failures occur because patients stop the medication too early.

* You can help prevent recurrences by having household pets treated.
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Thanks Don, I really appreciate the help
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Another cause of ring worm is from being diabetic. You might want to suggest to your customer that she see a doctor for an A1C test which will provide her with an average blood sugar level for the preceeding three months.
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