Updated February 3, 2024
This information is for educational purposes only, to facilitate quality conversations between patients and their personal physician(s). Several essential considerations are required to safely administer any protocol for an individual. This information is NOT intended to diagnose, treat or encourage self-treatment of any medical condition.
This is a rare but real condition where mold/fungus from soil infects the skin. In some cases of immunocompromise (alcoholics, AIDS, cancer) it can invade the joints, lungs, sinuses, and other internal regions. A recommended treatment for cutaneous and lymphcutaneous sprochtrichosis in adults and children is high-dose-iodine!, up to 7.5 gm per day. The duration of iodine is not specified in the 2007 guidelines below, but 12 months is recommended for itraconazole therapy, up to 400 mg/day in adults. There are cases of articular, osseus (joint and bone) and pulmonary sporotrichosis that have responded to iodine alone. Why some cases did or did not respond is probably due to coexistant factors such as multi-mineral deficiency, multi-vitamin deficiency, essential oil deficiency, and toxicities with natural (molds) and man-made (heavy-metals, halides, petrochemicals) toxins. Iodine is useful for viral pneumonias such as coronavirus. It was the sole treatment, highly effective and safe, for neuro-syphilis until the early 1940’s; therefore its ability to penetrate the brain and spinal cord is unquestionable, at least in that condition. Most likely, single doses up to 2.5-5 gms are tolerated several times a day and would probably be effective if the other factors are addressed concurrently. See the post on itraconazole for more information on the use of this pharmaceutical.
Same effect of two and three-times a day dosing
Single daily dose, less tolerated
Treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis with one daily dose of potassium iodide.1996 up to 11.2 gm KI/day or 8.5 gm I-!
Ocular Sporotrichosis Similar articles for PMID_ 34829238 – Search Results – PubMed
(Practice Guidelines for the Management of Sporotrichosis-2000-IDSA.2000, for comparison, PENDING)
There is another fungal infection called Basidiobolomycosis, also from soil, that responds to iodine when everything else fails! Doses of potassium iodine go up to 2-3 grams/day for months.