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Getting cryotherapy done today, was told yesterday i have molluscum contagiosum. just have 2over pubic bone area. will it hurt &isthere side effects?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Cryotherapy: Yes, cryotherapy can be painful.A non painful treatment might be the use of aldera
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cryo well-tolerated: Cryotherapy is generally well-tolerated, though pubic area is sensitive. U will feel burning sensation, though it is actually extremely cold. The treated area literally becomes frostbitten then necroses. Until site heals, u will need to keep it clean & covered to prevent infection. Ur dr can prescribe lidocaine cream to apply 30-60min prior to cryo to decrease pain. Molluscum can also be curetted

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