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Why do i have reoccuring molluscum contagiosum? male age 28, about five years ago i had an outbreak of molluscum contagiosum in the genital area which was diagnosed by nurse practitioner (but not by any scraping/microscope). the lesions appear like textb

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
It : It is unlikely that you are getting recurrent molluscum contagiosum. Most people don't keep getting recurrent cases year after year. Other possibilities would include recurrent folliculitis (kind of like ingrown hair bumps), recurrent herpes (less likely since these would probably , or recurrent warts. I would recommend an evaluation so you can get an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. I hope that helps.

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Last updated Oct 14, 2019

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