• BY Dr. Rajeev's Clinic
  • 31-Jan-2023

It is a chronic subcutaneous infection of lymphatic caused by a fungus called sporothrix schenckii. It is introduced into the skin by trauma. The lesions present as nodules or pustules which may break down into small ulcer. New nodules appear at interval of few days along the lymphatic.  Regional lymph nodes may get involved and may break down. The lesions are usually on the exposed part.


Types of sporotrichosis

  • Cutaneous (skin) sporotrichosis 
  • Pulmonary (lung) sporotrichosis 
  • Disseminated sporotrichosis 


The first symptom of cutaneous (skin) sporotrichosis is usually a small, painless bump that can develop any time from 1 to 12 weeks after exposure to the fungus. The bump can be red, pink, or purple, and usually appears on the finger, hand, or arm where the fungus has entered through a break in the skin. The bump will eventually grow larger and may look like an open sore or ulcer that is very slow to heal. Additional bumps or sores may appear later near the original one.

Diagnosis is confirmed by culture of organism on common agar media.


Homoeopathic treatment requires a deep constitutional analysis. The history of the disease, the family medical history, physical and mental characteristics of the patient, the likes and dislikes, medication details are all taken into consideration. This approach stands in consonance with the homoeopathic convention: Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for Sporotrichosis treatment