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A 57-year-old male asked:

Would apple cider vinegar help to treat molluscum

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Probably not: Molluscum contagiosum is not something simple to treat, and especially not using apple cider vinegar. From the medications you are taking now, it may appear to be a nontoxic alternative, but speak to your PCP or dermatologists about more effective treatment choices that don't interfere with your medical conditions or medications.
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Dr. Janet Roberto
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Generally need topical chemical therapy to remove!
Oct 27, 2014

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A member asked:

Will hydrogen peroxide/ apple cider vinegar turn molluscum white?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Maybe: You do not need a test. If you know what to look for you can identify molluscum. Small, pink pimples with a dimple on top and custard inside. There are 2 types. Small ones on children, wide distribution. Larger ones on sexual areas of young adults. They are not true warts, but a pox virus. Most people become immune as children to the small ones. The large ones are sexually transmitted but easy t
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Provided original answer
Probably turn white. So what? This is not the way to define molluscum.
Jul 2, 2017

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Last updated Oct 31, 2014
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