Patient Comments: Sporotrichosis - Causes

Question:

What was the suspected cause of sporotrichosis in you or someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Friars gift, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I work 7 days a week around hay, have for several years, which I think may have caused my sporotrichosis. A few months ago, I noticed a red itchy rash spreading down my chest and arms, I also felt my skin, became very hot, and felt dry and tight over the next few days. My eyes, throat, and all lymph nodes became swollen and extremely sore. Then I started getting red sore itchy lumps up my arms, stomach, chest and upper back that turned into open sores. I noticed after work I would have hay in them.

Comment from: Debi, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I work with reptiles and handle hay and sphagnum moss which might have caused my sporotrichosis. Red rough spots started inside my arm, and then they turned purple. Then they started appearing on my other arm, legs and finally the back of my neck; all in a line. Finally, after much research I started using heat therapy and SSKI (super saturated potassium iodide).

Comment from: Pennylane, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

Gardening and old soil was the cause of my sporotrichosis.

Comment from: Cooper, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 30

Stray diseased kittens were the suspected cause of sporotrichosis.

Comment from: Michelsangel77, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I have been a florist for over 30 years and had never heard of this sporotrichosis. Till I started getting sores on my hand a month after I got pricked by rose thorns. I also got very sick feeling like I had the flu. After a few doctor visits they sent me to a sergeant and he went in and cut 2 of my fingers and scraped them. The recovery is going to be very long. I am on week 2 and have at least 4 more weeks of physical therapy.

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