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|mrchessie||Posted 07/12/12 12:41PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|My 13 year old son developed a nasty sore on his index finger last week and we couldn't figure out what it was. It finally dawned on me Sunday evening that is was probably sore mouth as it has been running through the pens in our barn lately. He obviously didn't do a good job of washing like I nagged him to. Took him to the doctor's on Monday (she probably wouldn't have been able to diagnose it without us prepping her on what we thought it was)and she is pretty sure that is what it is after she researched it a little. Put him on two antibiotics to avoid a staph infection and some topical oinment to put on it. She said everything she read was that it could take up to two months to go away. It does look nasty and he is keeping it covered but I am wondering for those of you with experience dealing with it if it usually takes that long to go away and if you had any success with any treatments that sped of the recovery.
|hmm||Posted 07/12/12 01:36PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|2-4 weeks is how long it stuck around on everyone in our family who's had it... 5 people total... 3 of us got spots on the mouth- 2 got spots on the hands and fingers. We didn't treat with anything- just let it run it's course-- exactly as we let the lambs do.
not that serious IMO-- atleast from now on we can mess with soremouth sheep and not have to worry about it. Kinda deal like the old time dairy farmers who never got small pox.
|califmom||Posted 07/12/12 01:57PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|sheep1||Posted 07/12/12 03:53PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|It`s called Orf in humans. And it`s painful. I have no good news either. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for it to run it`s course and I went through every book my dermatologist could dig through about the problem. That`s been 15 years ago. There may be a better solution now. You probably see a raised white bump and that excruciatingly painful. Not a big bump, just big enough to hurt like heck. Maybe a tick of fever feeling, but there wasn`t much that did any good except time. |
|sthar||Posted 07/12/12 05:33PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|I had it on a finger and had to get antiobiotics for a staph infection. It lasted around 3 weeks, but the first week was the most painful. I now feel SERIOUS sympathy for lambs when they get it, it really knocks ya down for a few days.|
|mrchessie||Posted 07/12/12 08:50PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Thanks. That was my other question that I forgot to ask. I was wondering if he is now going to be immmune to it.
|Kyhampbreeder||Posted 07/12/12 10:28PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Not necessarily. Immune to this strain but not totally immune to all strains. |
|bigiron59||Posted 07/13/12 08:31AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|and washing your hands will not prevent it. If you come in contact with a sore that is in the infective stage, and you have a small scrath on your hand you would be exposed on contact.If you have lambs that have it , should be wearing gloves. not chore glove, but the disposable gloves. I keep a box in my truck, and each barn. Always have a set or 2 one when helping with births, any thing to do with scabs, fungus ect. Just personal safety. I have contacted Q-fever, fungus, soremouth, and know of 2 pregnant women in my area that had miscarriages from working with sheep and not concerning yourself with personal protection . Not a huge threat, but not washing your hands "after" handling sheep is to late. |
|sheep1||Posted 07/14/12 12:40AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Orf is really painful. Mmmm.......Man it hurts such a little white bump causes so much pain.
|mrchessie||Posted 07/14/12 12:19PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|This ain't no little white bump. It is nasty to look at.
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