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is it true that the molluscum contagiosum virus can stay in body for a year even after all lesions are completely gone if so can it still be transmit

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Molluscum is on skin only. Once the lesions are removed it does not recur. All the lesions need to be removed either by liquid nitrogen, Aldara (imiqu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Molluscum: Sure it is possible for an adult to get this viral disease. But before you get all worried about it, see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Return of virus: The disappearance of the lesions may be secondary to your immune system production of antibodies which destroy the virus. This episode of the virus is ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months. http://www ... Read More

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