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A 36-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my granddaughters had muluskum ..now i'm getting it,my chest,my face,my inner thighs,what can i do to stop it.?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Patience: Typically molloscum will worsen initially but over a period of weeks may self resolve. I would not do anything drastic until rash seems to reach point it is not improving on its own. avoid applying steroids due to possibility of spread. There are treatments such as cantharidin, imiquamod, tretinoin but they can all cause irritation to the skin.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

My granddaughters had muluskum ..now I'm getting it,my chest,my face,my inner thighs, How can I stop it from spreading?

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Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Avoid contact: Molluscum Contagiosum as the name goes is contagious. Generally one can watch this with no treatment. If the numbers are large, it may have to evaluated and treated. Avoid common baths, sharing of towels, touching the spots etc, to prevent spreading.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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