Orf in humans

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Dayna, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Anyone caught orf?

    I’ve had this terrible infection for two weeks on my arm.

    First they thought it was staph. Then today was seen and he was thinking maybe a random herpes virus. But he felt neither one really fit my arm.

    Then I got home and realized it could be orf so I called him back. He looked it up while we were on the phone and he agreed. Likely orf.

    I will still treat for mrsa just in case while my cultures are being cultured. Also taking 5 days of antivirals for the herpes or orf whichever it is.

    So anyone else caught it?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    You can definitely catch it. Luckily I haven't so far.
     
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  3. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Oh dang if you are taking valcyclovir i am sorry! I take it for feverblister when they get bad on me. That mess will dry you up so bad! So make sure to drink TONS while on t if that is what you are taking. It IS great stuff but man cotton mouth from hellllllo.
     
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  4. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Acyclovir 400mg 3X a day. Same thing? Doctor said it’s tamiflu?
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Never experienced it in my goats or myself. Not much help sorry. :(
     
  6. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Yes same thing! Drink plenty of fluids. Mine is most likely the A and not V... lol. It is a huge blurpley horse pill. Bleh. Lol.
     
  7. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    I sound stupid at risk. What is Orf?
     
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  8. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sore Mouth
     
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  9. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Ah. Now I get it
     
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  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  11. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Impetigo? I had it on my arm as a kid. Terrible. Freaked my mom out. I caught it from my horse.
     
  12. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    I doubt it’s impetigo.

    It’s mostly likely orf.
     
  13. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    I hope you get it cleared up soon. Can you give it back to a goat? (I'm curious). Once you have it, are you immune to it after it clears up?
     
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  14. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    I’m not sure. My doctor said it can take 6 weeks (or more) to clear. I know it hard to transmit it to other humans but I’m taking a lot of precautions to keep from giving it to any other critter or human.

    I sure hope I’m going to be immune. This is so painful. I don’t want it ever again. And now I will be more diligent in using gloves when shoveling goat manure. None of my goats have a current outbreak but it can live for years in our soil and manure here in the tropics (no freezes) so that’s likely how I contracted it.
     
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  15. Dayna

    Dayna Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Pahoa Hawaii
    Today is the first day since September 6th that it doesn’t look the same or worse. It might be a little better. Hard to tell for sure. I even keep a daily photo diary of the sore. But I think it looks a little better. Still hurts like the dickens.
     
  16. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I hope you are out of pain soon.
     
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  17. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Sounds very painful. I hope it goes away real soon
     
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  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  19. 49693

    49693 Guest

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    Oct 4, 2020
    Minerva Ohio
    Its runs in the Boer breed I read. We had a little one we bought come down with it. We had to disinfect EVERYTHING to save our other animals from getting it. Turned out her mom was a carrier and the other 2 kids came down with it as well.
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California