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Can you get molluscum contagiosum a second time?

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.
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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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Can I get rid of my molluscum contagiosum with hydrogen peroxide?

Dermatologist: Molluscum contagiosum is treated medically with imiquimod, or retinoid, or antiviral medicine or surgically with laser, cryosurgery, or curettage - all of which is best done by a physician. ...Read more

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My molluscum contagiosum is spreading. I have 8 bumps. Does this mean I have a more serious illness like HIV? What can I do to get rid of the bumps?

My molluscum contagiosum is spreading. I have 8 bumps. Does this mean I have a more serious illness like HIV? What can I do to get rid of the bumps?

Molluscum: Studies show that molluscum contagiosum in adults is usually an STD and is self limited in duration. Small # lesions found on genitalia, perineum, lower abdomen and buttocks. People with problems with immunity such as HIV can have disseminated disease. However, you are young and hopefully you developed it from a fomite such as gym equipment can cause many. See OB for a full STD screen to be safe ...Read more

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If I got wet in the rain and the water dripped down from my molluscum contagiosum bump on my chest to my stomach, will I get a new bump on my stomach?

Not necessarily: Molluscum is contagious, and can occur in new sites due to inoculation, rain water is not likely to spread the lesions.
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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How do I treat moluscum contagiouso?

How do I treat moluscum contagiouso?

MostDontNeedTreatmen: Most cases of Moluscum contagiosum do not need to be treated, as the bumps go away on it's own in 6 to 9 months. But some may persist for years. The one's in genital area are recommended to be treated to prevent the spread. Treatment consist of freezing (cryotherapy)scraping called curettage. Putting chemical cantharidin or potassium hydrochloride and using chemical creams the one's used for warts ...Read more

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Can you advise for treating molluscum contagiosum?

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

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I don't know if I have herpes or molluscum contagiosum? I've had bumps for 4 months and they hurt when moist.

I don't know if I have herpes or molluscum contagiosum? I've had bumps for 4 months and they hurt when moist.

Genital lesions: Herpes simplex lesions are blisters that become ulcers and heal within a week but may recur. Molluscum is a bump, often with an indentation at the top and does not become an ulcer or heal within a few days. ...Read more

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If the scab of a molluscum contagiosum bump fell off prematurely, is it still contagious?

If the scab of a molluscum contagiosum bump fell off prematurely, is it still contagious?

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

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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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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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Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months.
http://www. Ashasexualhealth. Org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/Incubation time can be as long as six months. ...Read more

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Molluscum contagiosum? I was just diagnosed with that in my genital area and don't want to spread to my family my toilet seat etc...my doctor says it

Molluscum contagiosum? I was just diagnosed with that in my genital area and don't want to spread to my family my toilet seat etc...my doctor says it

Wipe the seat: Wiping the seat with an antiseptic wipe should be enough. For other issues, please visit this site for information.
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/000826.htm
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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Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

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/viral-skin-infections-leaflet/molluscum-contagiosum ...Read more

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Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

Molluscum: These wart like growths are actually a cousin of true warts that have many differences. They are viral, and tend to appear in clusters. A kid scratching them can trigger spread to other skin surfaces including the genitals. They differ from warts in their tendency to mature and fall off in months rather than the years it takes for warts. ...Read more

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What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

What do I do to get pretty, long fingers?

Genetics and age and: Weight play a role but the first two arethe greatest, you cannot lose weight tools your fingers thinner unless you are extremely morbidly obese. I say this last point is very important because unless you are being treated for morbid obesity losing weight will not affect your fingers also as we age our fingers change in shape and appearance so even if you have long shapely fingers its transient. ...Read more

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Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more

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How can I get a broken needle out of my finger?

How can I get a broken needle out of my finger?

Yikes!: If it's close to the surface you may be able to open up a small hole in the skin over it and pick it out with tweezers. I've used a strong magnet like this before to pull it out also. If it's deep you'll have to get a doctor to numb it up and cut it out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a UTI from being "fingered"?

Is it possible to get a UTI from being "fingered"?

Yes: If hands were not clean, and in theory even if were, yes, it is possible. See your dr or urgent care for urinalysis to be sure. ...Read more

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Do your fingers usually swell if you get frostbite?

Do your fingers usually swell if you get frostbite?

Possible: With prolonged exposure to cold the circulation in the fingers decreases, and tissue may actually freeze if exposed long enough. Once you warm them up the circulation increases and the fingers can swell and even blister. Some swelling is usually not to bad, but if you get blisters, get seen for treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny wire stuck in pinky finger. How can I get it out?

Tiny wire stuck in pinky finger. How can I get it out?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more