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Can I still shave if I have molluscum contagiosum?

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 more

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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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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?

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

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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

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

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I have molluscum contagiosum worried about herpes. What to do?

See your doctor: Molluscum contagiosum when located in the genital area is considered a minor venereal disease and can certainly be associated with other venereal infections. If you are experiencing painful blister eruptions that you suspect is herpes see your doctor. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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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

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Getting cryotherapy done today, was told yesterday I have molluscum contagiosum. just have 2over pubic bone area. Will it hurt &isthere side effects?

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 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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