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i have a really bad case of molluscum contagiosum in my genital area and it's spreading fast.does lamisil (terbinafine) help treat it?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Lamisil (terbinafine) is an anti fungal. Molluscum is caused by a virus. The only effective method for treating the virus is to destroy the lesions by laser, freezing (cryotherapy) or by curettage (scraping). Topical agents can be applied but are of varying efficacy. The natural history of the disease is to resolve on its own with time.
Answered on Sep 23, 2020

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