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Can I Still Shave If I Have Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum: The virus lives only in the skin and once the growths are gone, the virus is gone and you cannot spread the virus to others. Molluscum contagiosum is not like herpes viruses, which can remain dormant (“sleeping”) in your body for long periods and then reappear. So, assuming you do not come in contact with another infected person, once all the molluscum contagiosum bumps go you are not contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Molluscum contagiosum on my pelvis, I'm 21 and gotten cryotherapy. They are still there, can: lemon myrtle, tea tree oil, and iodine can help?
No---- none of these: See a dermatologist. You need 1 or more additional treatments. Don't worry. It is not serious. If you wait long enough ----- perhaps a few months---there will be spontaneous clearing. ...Read more
Is it true that the molluscum contagiosum virus can stay in body for a year even after all lesions are completely gone? If so can it still be transmit
No: Molluscum is on skin only. Once the lesions are removed it does not recur. All the lesions need to be removed either by liquid nitrogen, Aldara (imiquimod) or curetting off. If removed , it may require 2-3 sessions because there are small molluscum lesions that are not visible at first. They surface in 3-4 weeks. Molluscumrx is an herbal which can be used at home. ...Read more
Molluscum contagiosu: The scab itself isn't important as a source of infection. However, you probably are still contagious for a few weeks after the last molluscum lesions are gone. If this is a genital area infection, new sex partners will be at risk for a while. However, if a regular partner has also had MC (and maybe the source of your infection), that person probably is immune and no precautions are necessary. ...Read more
I just found out I have molluscum contagiosum . Can my partner get it from me thru sex? Is tea tree good for
M. contagiosum: Molluscum contagiosum is spread by direct skin to skin contact, including sexual. Scratching or touching a lesion can spread it also. It can be spread via fomites on bath sponges or towels, or through skin contact during participation in contact sports -- swimming pool transmission has happened too. http://tinyurl.com/l6c5sks tea tree oil, while antiseptic, is unlikely to help this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have molluscum contagiosum , will my newborn have it all.over its body when I give birth ?
Getting cryotherapy done today, was told yesterday I have molluscum contagiosum. just have 2over pubic bone area. Will it hurt &isthere side effects?
Cryo well-tolerated: Cryotherapy is generally well-tolerated, though pubic area is sensitive. U will feel burning sensation, though it is actually extremely cold. The treated area literally becomes frostbitten then necroses. Until site heals, u will need to keep it clean & covered to prevent infection. Ur dr can prescribe lidocaine cream to apply 30-60min prior to cryo to decrease pain. Molluscum can also be curetted ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have molluscum contagiosum, i also have small skin colored bump on my lip for a few months. It doesn't hurt, itch or spread.. Are they related?
Skin conditions: Might be the same and it might be a totally different skin condition. Do they look exactly similar? You might want to see the dermatologist for a firm diagnosis. ...Read more
I think I have Molluscum contagiosum, I have a small red bump on my thigh. But I am 28 years old, is it possible for an adult to get this virus?
Molluscum: Sure it is possible for an adult to get this viral disease. But before you get all worried about it, see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Hi dr. I have molluscum contagiosum on penis, any topical cream to treat it? Can't i have sex untill they go away?? Will they affect my sexual health?
Here are some...: Do you still have the lesions of molluscum contagiosum (MC)? How were you diagnosed to have MC? By clinical history and inspection by experienced professional or by biopsy? Since there has been no definite topical agent proven to effectively rid its lesions, the safest means of care is time & patience for 2-12 months for complete spontaneous resolution. During such period, avoiding sex is advised, ...Read more
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
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
Molluscum: Molluscum does not come and go every month. ...Read more
Molluscum: The virus that causes molluscum is spread from person to person by touching the affected skin. The virus may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it, such as a towel, clothing, or toys. Once someone has the virus, the bumps can spread to other parts of their body by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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