Pediatric Sporotrichosis Treatment & Management

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



Consult with a dermatologist.



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.