Rose Bush Infection

rose bush infection
Is there an infection that a person can get from being stuck from a rose bush thorn?

I was stuck in my wrist right on top of the vein, now I have a red knot that hurts a little. My sisters mother-in-laws ex-husband had to have an operation for the same thing and now has a very ugly scar.

Sporotrichosis: Sporothrix schenckii. Our old friend, the skin infection, “rose thorn disease.”
Who gets sporotrichosis?

Persons handling thorny plants, sphagnum moss, or baled hay are at increased risk of getting sporotrichosis. Outbreaks have occurred among nursery workers handling sphagnum moss, rose gardeners, children playing on baled hay, and greenhouse workers handling bayberry thorns contaminated by the fungus. A number of cases have occurred among nursery workers, especially workers handling sphagnum moss topiaries.
What are the symptoms of sporotrichosis?

The first symptom is usually a small painless bump resembling an insect bite. It can be red, pink, or purple in color. The bump (nodule) usually appears on the finger, hand, or arm where the fungus first enters through a break on the skin. This is followed by one or more additional bumps or nodules which open and may resemble boils. Eventually lesions look like open sores (ulcerations) and are very slow to heal. Pneumonia rarely occurs as a result of inhalation of fungal spores, and can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and fever. The infection can spread to other parts of the body, including bones and joints and the central nervous system.

If I have symptoms should I see my doctor?

Yes. It is important for the diagnosis to be confirmed by a doctor so that proper treatment can be provided.

2 Responses to “Rose Bush Infection”

  1. Niki Cusic says:

    I not to mention my buddies were found to be checking out the excellent suggestions on your web blog and unexpectedly got an awful feeling I had not thanked the web site owner for those strategies. All the ladies happened to be absolutely very interested to learn them and have now clearly been tapping into them. I appreciate you for indeed being so considerate and for opting for certain perfect resources most people are really needing to understand about. My very own honest regret for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

  2. Greetings. I think there is an issue with your loading speed. I hope you can repair it!

Leave a Reply

Copyright 2010 Stop And Smell The Roses