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does hydrogen peroxide turn molluscum white?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes it could: The only general treatment for this common condition is either waiting for it to go away or excision. Chemical burning is one option but can cause injuries.

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Ann Arbor, MI
A 22-year-old male asked:

How to treat mulluscum lesion?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Molluscum search: Hi. In addition to asking your question, you might want to use search for more information on molluscum there is also an excellent gov site on molluscum contagiosum if that is the topic you want: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001829/.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Generally molluscum do not require treatment, and especially as they are common in children, removing them can be scary. Most of the time watchful waiting works fine!
Apr 17, 2012
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA
A 20-year-old male asked:

What is the percentage rate or likelihood of spreading moluscum through sex?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Fairly HIGH: Molluscum spread has been documented through the sharing of towels, sponges, wrestling, and from a surgeon to several of his patients. So it does not have to be direct skin contact but that is the most common route. Of course a condom will not protect all areas of the skin--so be aware.
A 36-year-old member asked:

My son has a severe molluscum contagiosum. What are possible treatments?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Consult/Treatment: After consulting with a physician, molluscum contagiosum may be treated according to his underlying immunologic state. With a normal immune system, the lesions may resolve without treatment. Lesions may be removed surgically by freezing, electrosurgery, or via curette. Medications may be recommended and may be applied by the doctor or at home by the patient.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does hydrogen peroxide do for cuts?

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Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irrigation with water, i.E "the solution to pollution is dilution".
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How do doctors treat a mulluscum lesion?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Physically: Typically, these umbilicated papules, occuring either individually or clustered, are removed one by one with an instrument called a curette.

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