Pediatric Sporotrichosis Treatment & Management

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: William P Baugh, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Medical therapy is the standard of care for sporotrichosis. Patients are commonly treated with an oral antifungal agent on an outpatient basis. Surgical therapy, other than to perform a biopsy from a lesion for establishing the diagnosis, is rarely used as a form of treatment. Aggressive treatments are seldom necessary. This fungus does not grow well in temperatures higher than 38.5°C, so warm compresses are often used as adjunctive therapy. See the Medication section for a suggested pharmaceutical approach to treating sporotrichosis.

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Consultations

Consult with a dermatologist.

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Activity

Activity limitations, determined on a case-by-case basis, may be necessary for optimal care. Wearing long sleeves and gloves is recommended when gardening or handling plant matter that may cause sporotrichosis.

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