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Comment from: Goldie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 10

A rose thorn pricked near my elbow. I had subsequent lymphatic drainage from the site of prick to fingertips (duration one month). Drainage has stopped but arm is swollen from fingertips to shoulder. Treatment revealed no blood clot. Dicloxacillin was given for possible sporotrichosis infection. Doctor said I may have injured a blood vessel and that the swelling may last for nine months. I am exercising my arm every day and elevating it whenever possible.

Comment from: Thored, Female (Patient) Published: January 24

Sporotrichosis almost killed me. It got into my lungs. I am a floral designer. Yep! I breathed in the spores. I spent 8 days in hospital and I could not breathe well for the week of Mother’s Day 2012. I was not diagnosed but I still have practicing physicians (some) who think I may have it. It is getting ugly.

Comment from: Jimbino, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: November 29

I got sporotrichosis on my left elbow. Treatment with a range of antibiotics did no good, but tea tree oil worked rapidly to kill it off.


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