i am really trying not to freak out. it is a fungus that our doc seems to know very little about, and the online info is SO scary. apparently it is highly contagious and difficult to get rid of, only likely cure is a drug that is very toxic to the liver. so i guess dd is not supposed to play with other kids (indefinately?) which will be very hard on her because she is so so social- not to mention we have just made several appointments to look at preschools this week, and now i doubt that dd will be welcome at any of them. online info also suggests that infection is likely due to poor hygeine, which really makes me feel like a crummy mom, but i dont know what i have done wrong or could have done differently. but maybe she got it from a horse or cat, which is apparently possible, i just know so little. and i have to contact everyone we have played with recently to warn them that they have been exposed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . dd and i are gonna be so isolated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> has anyone deal twith this? please tell me you lived through it (and how).