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Are There Any Alternative Treatments For Molluscum
May not need to: Molluscum is a pox virus (related to smallpox actually) and is very infectious. But it takes time for to mount an effective immune response. It will generally disappear with time. There are tons of home remedies which will cure it in the same time period if you did nothing. Then people will swear that what they did was effective. See pt barnum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No need to treat: There's usually no need to treat.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral infection: Molluscum contagiosum a viral skin infection produces benign raised lesions, usually painless bumps, on the upper layers of skin. They disappear on their own and rarely leave scars. The bumps can last from two months up to four yrs medication and surgery is available, but treatment is often not necessary. The virus can be more difficult to treat if you have a weakened immune system. ...Read more
My 12month baby has molluscum contagious since he has 2 months it hasn't disapear he even got a new one a few weeks ago, best treatment for a baby?
Molluscum contagious: This pox viral infection is benign and will usually resolve within about 4 months, but duration may depend upon the immune status of the patient. There is no antiviral therapy effective against this, but if lesions are unsightly there are several mechanical means of removing these bumps. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention, what is the fastest REAL home treatment?
Molluscum : Molluscum contagiousum is a virus, and similar to a wart. It resolves on it's own, without treatment, between 6m and 2yrs. Treatment can leave scars, and is generally not recommended. However, when there are many of them on the face, it can be distressing. In this case, see a dermatologist. Also, it is contagious. Be careful with bathing, as well as clothing ,towels and bedding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Molluscum Rx: Molluscum is a soft wart that has a depressed center; it is caused by a virus. The leading treatment is freezing (you could try otc dr. Scholl's freeze away; Retin-A has also been used. Usually they will go away in 9-18 months. The word comes from the latin word meaning either fungus or something soft, e.g., a soft wart. See wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/molluscum_contagiosum. ...Read more
I have molluscum bumps on the shaft of my penis what do you recommend for at home treatments that works fast?
No home remedies: Treatment is best by an experienced clinician, including curettage (scraping them off, less painful than it sounds), freezing, or imiquimod prescription (Aldara, Zyclara). After treatment you are still infectious for sex partners for a few weeks. You should avoid sex (even with condoms) with new or uninfected partners until you've gone at least a month with no new bumps. ...Read more
I am on tretinion for molluscum.The skin is very red and sore.Should i stop or keep on with this treatment. Thanks?
Stop the med: If your skin is severely red and peeling the medicine may be too strong. I would see your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room for assessment. ...Read more
What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?
A viral infection of: The skin spread by skin-to-skin contact, contact with towels, toys or clothing on which the virus resides or by sexual transmission. It can go away by itself in 6-12 months or longer, so it's best to seek treatment. It spreads by hands that touch or scratch lesions, so cover lesions with clothing or a bandage during periods of contact with others, then leave it open at night ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've just started treatment on molluscum contagiosum on my penis with podofilox. What can I expect to notice if the treatment is working ?
I got 1 molluscum contagiosum bump on the right side of my penis head... Its been there for 4 years and hasnt left.. What treatment is available?
Cryotherapy: It can be frozen off with liquid nitrogen. ...Read more
Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more
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