From what I've seen so far, if the sporo sores are detected early (which means on the same day they appear), application of the Lamisil cream seems to be able to shrink and dry them really fast. This is assuming that it's the cream that's doing the work. Of course, we cannot be sure of this.
But granted, sporotrichosis is a deep muscle infection and the sores erupt from "inside" so the cream or anything that is applied externally probably only addresses the external problem.
This morning, I noticed two new sores on Tiger's right front paw. These were totally brand new. I applied the Lamisil cream on them and by this evening, both have shrunken considerably. The one on the tail may not have been brand new as I've noticed Tiger biting his tail for a few days. So that sore was rather big when I noticed it this morning. I also applied the Lamisil cream on that. Now, it is quite dry as well. The same happened yesterday with the two new sores on his left front paw. Both shrank and dried up within 5 hours after application of the cream, actually.
The original 4 sores on the left hind legs have remained stubborn, but have not got any worse. These sores may have been there for weeks already, for all we know. The same goes for the ones on the left front paw. They are considerably drier but have not shrunk.
So, based on this, it looks like for now, this Lamisil cream may be effective in shrinking and drying up new sporo sores on Tiger. I hope this hypothesis is correct. Then, at least we have a way of addressing new sores. Sporonox is still needed to combat the fungal infection on the inside.
This evening, I managed to apply the cream on all the sores after putting the e-collar on Tiger, but it wasn't easy to restrain him. Then, I thought I'd better cage him for at least 20 minutes or so (depending on how long he can withstand having the e-collar on him) so that there is time for the cream to be absorbed and Tiger won't lick it.
Well, Tiger went berserk in the cage and toppled the whole litter box!
Ginger simply HAS to come in and watch as he is very concerned about Tiger.
After cleaning up and removing the whole litter box, Tiger had space to sit down and was more calm. Maybe I can push it to 30 minutes?