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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

Molluscum are very common in kids. Its caused by a viral infection. Many times, they will go away on their own, but they can be treated with scraping, freezing, cantharidin, and a variety of other approaches. With many treatments, there is some risk of scarring, so if they are few in number it is usually best to let them go ...Read more


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Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

Not approved: Aldara (imiquimod) cream isn't currently approved for use under 18 years of age. That really just means studies weren't done to see if it's safe in kids. There were some studies done on using it to treat molluscum and they failed to show that it even worked. Thee is commonly irritation of the skin at the application sites, and I would be very concerned this would be worse on thinner more sensitive infant skin ...Read more

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How to treat molluscum?

Actually: MCV (molluscum contagiosum virus) ia a poxvirus are hard to treat, as they tend to recur. Some docs will "freeze" with cryotherapy. Make sure you see someone who has experience treating skin lesions. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of molluscum?

Options : You could have them frozen, but that will leave tiny dot-like scars forever. It is better to let them run their course. They will go away eventually. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of molluscum thanks?

No treatment needed: Typically resolve on its own. You could try over the counter wart remover (that has salicylic acid). If it is a significant issue talk to your doctor about other options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of Molluscum. Thanks?

Molluscum: Most cases of molluscum contagiosum do not need to be treated. The bumps usually go away on their own in 6 to 9 months. But in some cases, they may last much longer, sometimes even for years. Cryotherapy, curettage. chemical on the bumps, like cantharidin or potassium hydrochloride or medicines (liquids or creams), such as those used to to treat warts may help if really necessary. ...Read more

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Hi,is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hi,is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hpv: certain strains of the HPV virus 58,70 and 31 have shown that women infected with these strains are at a higher risk of developing HIV, this is from a study done by UCSF OB/ GYN dept using 2000 women aged 27 from Zimbabwae over a period of 2 years. ...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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more


Dr. Byron Hapner
108 doctors shared insights

Aldara (Definition)

Aldara is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more