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How long can one molluscum last for? And can it grow back in the same spot?

How long can one molluscum last for? And can it grow back in the same spot?

How long lasmolluscu: The viral infection is limited to a localized area on the topmost layer of the epidermis. Once the virus-containing head of the lesion has been destroyed, the infection is gone. The central waxy core contains the virus. In a process called autoinoculation, the virus may spread to neighboring skin areas. Children are particularly susceptible to autoinoculation, and may have widespread clusters of lesions.
Individual molluscum lesions may go away on their own and are reported as lasting generally from 6 weeks, to 3 months. The lesions may propagate via autoinoculation, so an outbreak generally lasts longer. Mean durations for an outbreak are variously reported from 8 to about 18 months, but durations are reported as widely as 6 months to 5 years, lasting longer in immunosuppressed individuals. ...Read more

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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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I have been diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum 3-4 months back on genital. I left them untreated now they have grown in size, what should I do??

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition where small warty bumps (mollusca) appear on the skin. It is caused by a virus that can be passed on by skin contact or from contaminated towels, flannels, soft toys, etc. It is not serious and usually clears within 12-18 months without any treatment.
https://patient. Info/health/molluscum-contagiosum-leaflet ...Read more

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My face, chest, and back started breaking out a few months ago one doctor said it was acne but I think it is molluscum because it has now spread ed to my boyfriend.

Could be: Molluscum is a viral based self limiting soft wart. It can be spread by contact. In younger children we often just observe it as it will usually resolve on it's own. Get a second opinion and see if there is a treatment option that meets your needs.
http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/molluscum_contagiosum/page6_em. Htm ...Read more

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How do you get molluscum?

How do you get molluscum?

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 more

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Why has the pain come back?

Why has the pain come back?

I am not sure: Without any info regarding your pain and where it is I can't seem to offer any advice. ...Read more

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How do I keep my child's molluscum from spreading?

Keep the skin moist: The easiest way to spread molluscum is by scratching at dry skin- this typically unroofs the virus and then the child "auto-inoculates" another place on the skin. I generally recommend keeping the skin moist by using a good moisturizing lotion/cream at least twice a day. If the spots are becoming unsightly, call your doctor about possibly having them treated though they often go away on their own. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC products or medications for molluscum?

Molluscum contagious: Astringent chemicals on surface of molluscum lesions to destroy successive layers of the skin include potassium hydrochloride, and cantharidin. Two clinical trials treating molluscum in children with a combination of of essential oil of melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) and organically bound iodine has shown effectiveness as has salicylalates used to treat warts. ...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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Can osteomyletis come back?

Can osteomyletis come back?

Absolutely: Cure is rare recurrent infx is the rule. ...Read more

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Will pyomyositis come back?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. Depends on your host status (diabetes, vascular disease) and your immune system function. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back?

Can endometriosis come back?

YES: It is a chronic condition. So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time. ...Read more

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How can psoriasis come back?

How can psoriasis come back?

Treatment, not cure: Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are treatable but not curable. They can recur at any time. ...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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What causes headlice to come back?

What causes headlice to come back?

Hatching/re-exposure: You may have missed some of the existing egg casings attached to the hair with earlier treatment. They can resist some forms of treatment, hatch and become mature within 10 days. They will they lay eggs and start over. You can also be re-exposed to a source and start over. ...Read more

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Could enamel really never come back?

Could enamel really never come back?

Yes never: enamel is only formed from the tooth bud prior to eruption.

In the future if we learn through stem cell research how Beavers grow more enamel or Sharks grow more teeth then this answer will change. ...Read more

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How do you get molluscum contagiosum?

Skin to skin: Molluscum contagiosum is a virus and you get it from skin to skin contact. Usually, young children spread it among themselves. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of molluscum bumps?

A virus: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. It is a common childhood infection. Children with eczema/atopic dermatitis are more prone to getting molluscum bumps. It is contagious, and most children get it from other kids. In adults it commonly occurs in the genital region as an std. Physicians treat molluscum with prescription creams, manual extraction, and/or freezing. ...Read more

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Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Possibly: Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, usually caused by a bacterial infection of the cervix. It can cause spotting and an unusual discharge. It is often treated with antibiotics. It can come back, but you will probably need an examination to know for sure. ...Read more

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How should I treat a child with molluscum warts?

How should I treat a child with molluscum warts?

Visit the doctor: Who can prescribe a medication for you. The medicines are usually very effective and the problem goes away rather quickly. ...Read more

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Can you get molluscum contagiosum a second time?

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

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Once molluscum is frozen is it still contagious?

Once molluscum is frozen is it still contagious?

Yes.: Until the particle under the skin is removed, it is contagious. The freezing is meant to encourage the top skin layer to peel and remove the particle under the skin. ...Read more

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Once you have kawasakis, can it come back at all?

Yes, but rare: Recurrence has been reported, although rare, but should be contemplated, check this link, good luck

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11227331 ...Read more

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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 more

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Do goiters go away and never come back if treated?

Do goiters go away and never come back if treated?

Thyroid: I assume you're talking about a thyroid goiter. If you happen to have an under active thyroid gland, then replacement therapy with a medication like levothyroxine can help reduce the size of a goiter. This would require lifelong therapy. If you had a growth in the gland, then this might require surgery. This would remove the goiter permanently. You should go see your pediatrician. ...Read more