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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Overview)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin.


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Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths. Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation). ...Read more

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Dr. Vlada Groysman
158 Doctors shared insights

Molluscum Contagiosum (Overview)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin.


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Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

None: Mulluscum cantagion does not cause symptoms. They are small, about the size of a pencil eraser and flesh colored. They are not not painful, itchy, or inflamed. ...Read more

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Is Molluscum Contagiosum sign of hiv? Never got Molluscum Contagiosum in my life HIV test negative 178 days

Is Molluscum Contagiosum sign of hiv? Never got Molluscum Contagiosum in my life HIV test negative 178 days

No.: It is a common skin virus that can affect both HIV nad no-HIV positive patients, but it doesn't indicate the presence of HIV positivity ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum and the treatment of it?

MolluscumContagiosum: Is a common skin disease caused by a virus that easily spreads from person to person by skin contact, sharing towels and clothing, touching infected surfaces. It appears as pink or flesh-colored bumps anywhere on the skin. Cover lesions to avoid spread. Seek evaluation and treatment by physician. May resolve spontaneously in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum, need advice?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get the lesions treated so they won't spread. ...Read more

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My skin is itchy and I'm afraid it's molluscum contagiosum. How to know for sure?

Go to doctor: Only a health care provider can diagnose molluscum infection. If you have molluscum, you will see small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps or growths with a pit or dimple in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm. The growths are usually painless but may become itchy, sore and red and/or swollen. They may occur anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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If I have 1 molluscum contagiosum bump on the head of my penis which I got from using a public washroom when I was 14... Does that mean I have a std?

If I have 1 molluscum contagiosum bump on the head of my penis which I got from using a public washroom when I was 14... Does that mean I have a std?

Let's ask...: It would be surprising for a lone molluscum "dimple wart" to stay around for four years unchanged, and it's difficult to get this in a public washroom. Are you quite sure you do not have a single pearly papule on the corona of your penis? Let me suggest you show a few other physicians. Molluscum is not considered a std; a pearly papule can be lasered off. ...Read more

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Can you advise for treating molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and usually causes a mild skin disease. Usually no treatment is needed because the bumps disappear by themselves within 6-12 months. If not, treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage, laser, creams like salicylic acid, podophyllin, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod, or oral cimetidine. ...Read more

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What is treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscumrx is otc and very effective. A doctor will use canthacur which causes blisters or liquid nitrogen which is painful. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and usually causes a mild skin disease. Usually no treatment is needed because the bumps disappear by themselves within 6-12 months. If not, treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage, laser, creams like salicylic acid, podophyllin, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod, or oral cimetidine. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of molluscum contagiosum or water warts?

Molluscum: Usually no treatment is needed because the bumps disappear by themselves within 6-12 months. If not, treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage, laser, creams like salicylic acid, podophyllin, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod, or oral cimetidine. ...Read more

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My flatmate has condyloma and molluscum contagiosum. Is my risk of catching these diseases high & what should I do to minimize the risk?

My flatmate has condyloma and molluscum contagiosum. Is my risk of catching these diseases high & what should I do to minimize the risk?

If you are not: Intimate with the person, you will not get genital warts. It is also difficult to transmit molluscum unless there is prolonged skin to skin contact. I think your fine. Good luck, have a nice day. ...Read more

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I just had sex w/ a man who has molluscum contagiosum. Is there anything I can do now, to prevent the bumps growing? Is the virus congestive right now?

May be immune: Molluscum contagiosum are caused by the molluscipox virus. Many people are exposed in childhood via swimming in pools or from other children. In many cases, the virus clears on it's own and the person develops an immunity to the virus which can last decades. If you do not develop any lesions in the next few months, then you may be immune. If you develop lesions, they can be treated with freezing. ...Read more

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Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

None: Mulluscum cantagion does not cause symptoms. They are small, about the size of a pencil eraser and flesh colored. They are not not painful, itchy, or inflamed. ...Read more

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Can you get molluscum contagiosum a second time?

May seem so: Molluscum lesions can spread from one site to another and may last up to 4 years. You may consult these two sites for more info: https://www. Cdc. Gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/index. Html https://www. Cdc. Gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/transmission.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more