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getting rid of molluscum contagiosum

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Self limiting : Although self limiting, can take months to resolve. Other modalities of treatment include topical cytotoxic agents, cryotherapy and curettage.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Molluscum : This is caused by a pox virus. It is contagious from person to person by direct contact, sharing towels, sharing bathwater, or even from swimming in t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lourdes Borges ruiz
24 years experience Family Medicine
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is secondary to a virus. I usually recommend Aldara 5% cream for 8 hours overnight covered or 5 times per week and it works gre ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Molluscum: Usually no treatment is needed because the bumps disappear by themselves within 6-12 months. If not, treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dermatologist: Molluscum contagiosum is treated medically with imiquimod, or retinoid, or antiviral medicine or surgically with laser, cryosurgery, or curettage - a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Sanders
26 years experience Pediatrics
Topicals + Time: Common topical anti-wart treatments that contain salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin) may offer some relief, particularly for the most af ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Molluscum: Studies show that molluscum contagiosum in adults is usually an STD and is self limited in duration. Small # lesions found on genitalia, perineum, low ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: It could be molluscum, it could be a wart, or it could be something else. You should see a dermatologist, both to find out what it is and to get it r ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
May be immune : Molluscum contagiosum are caused by the molluscipox virus. Many people are exposed in childhood via swimming in pools or from other children. In many ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: A doctor can help the molluscum go away (primary care doctor or dermatologist can do this). Optional EMLA (lidocaine and prilocaine) anesthetic cream ... Read More

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