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Suggest treatment for sporotrichosis in the thumb

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016
Question: What can I do if I think I have sporotrichosis as I was stuck in the thumb by a XXXXXXX thorn and I have a hard time taking any medicine for over a day or two. I have low thyroid and pre-diabetes and I am 61 otherwise in good health. I have developed a small black spot 1/4" from the end of the nail 2 days ago. How do they take a culture of this? what do I do. Can my general d.o. do something?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Sporotrichosis develops slowly.
If you had symptoms just from few days then probability of a common bacterial infection is more.
This can be easily treated with the use of an antibiotic cream like mupirocine and a course of oral antibiotic.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Sporotrichosis develops slowly. If you had symptoms just from few days then probability of a common bacterial infection is more. This can be easily treated with the use of an antibiotic cream like mupirocine and a course of oral antibiotic. If possible upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis. Waiting for your response. Thank you.