Sporotrichosis Topic Guide
Sporotrichosis: Sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. Symptoms and signs include a bump on the skin that may become an open sore that drains fluid. Treatment of sporotrichosis depends upon the site infected and the patient's overall health.
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Boils A boil is a skin infection that is caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus. Fever, swollen lymph nodes, and red, painful, and swollen skin are symptoms of boils. A boil may be treated with warm compresses and soaking the boil in warm water. The boil should be washed with antibacterial soap once it starts draining.
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