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Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Molluscumrx: Molluscumrx is an alternative herbal treatment which slowly removes molluscum. Used twice daily for a few weeks, only slightly irritating. ...Read more

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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...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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Best treatment for my 11 month old with molluscum?

Best treatment for my 11 month old with 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 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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What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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What the treatment of molluscum virus&how to prevent its recurrunce?Thx

What the treatment of molluscum virus&how to prevent its recurrunce?Thx

Ask dermatolgist: There is no otc medicine, oral or topical, for this virus. Dermatologist has a way to deal with it. It's contagious. You get it from close contact with someone who had skin lesions. You should know what to do. It would recur only when re-expose it. ...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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What treatment have you used for mulluscum spots? Why are they called molluscum anyway?

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

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I have molluscum bumps on the shaft of my penis what do you recommend for at home treatments that works fast?

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

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I am on tretinion for molluscum.The skin is very red and sore.Should i stop or keep on with this treatment. Thanks?

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

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What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?

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 more

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Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

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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Can a treatment to remove molluscum in genital area cause an outbreak in an hsv-2 positive person?

Likely not: While skin injury (like a sunburn) can lead to a recurrent bout of herpes, molluscum treatment is not likely too so. That being said I am sure there may be some reports of just that in the medical literature. Still, it is not a common occurrence. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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