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Is cimetidine safe for treating moluscum contagiosum in children?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Molluscum: Molluscum is caused by a virus and is a self-limited skin infection, meaning that it will resolve on its own, but can take a very long time. There are several treatments that are successful (freezing, imiquimod, etc) in shortening the course of skin lesions. Cimetidine may help, but there are potential side effects w cimetidine. Talk w your PCP or dermatologist to see which treatment is best.

Answered 4/3/2016

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