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A 20-year-old male asked:

Should i be working in a food kitchen with moluscum on my lower stomach/genital area?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Moluscum and work: As long as the area is covered, there should not be an issue with you working in a kitchen. Obviously, hand washing is imperative. But moluscum in the areas you mention should not preclude you from kitchen work.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Should be no problem: If you do have molluscum in the areas you describe then keeping them covered and good hand washing will keep this from being an issue.
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Can be OK: Molluscum is an infectious virus. It spreads by direct contact. So it is most important for you to wash your hands completely before handling things in the kitchen or before contact with others.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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