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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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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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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: 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

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Is it normal to get small balls of water on your fingers?

Is it normal to get small balls of water on your fingers?

Not sure: Its not clear to me what "balls of water" mean. Some skin issues of the hands, like dyshydrotic eczema, present with fluid filled blisters. This could very well be the issue at "hand" but I can't be sure without more details and/or pictures. If you are really worried please seek help from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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How can I get my six year old to stop sucking on her finger?

How can I get my six year old to stop sucking on her finger?

She'll stop someday: Thumb sucking is quite common and if it is not to the point of peeling her thumb skin off, she will get tired of it some day. Keeping her busy will help. If u really don't want her to do so, put some peppermint or tobasco sauce on his thumbs, she won't like it and will give up after awhile. A little bit of tobasco sauce may seem a bit mean, but I never seen a kid hurt by it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why my fingers get swell and itchy in winters? And what is its cure?

Why my fingers get swell and itchy in winters? And what is its cure?

Winter Itch?: I'm just taking a stab at this, but look up "cold-induced angioedema" and see if it fits your bill. The name is somewhat misleading but some people inherit the propensity to swell and itch in various parts of the body in the cold. Sometimes it it shows-up as a marker for some other medical problem. Try using non-prescription Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it doesn't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My finger get swelling due to winter. How I can relief from this problem?

My finger get swelling due to winter. How I can relief from this problem?

Keep it warm: There is not much to do for a single swollen finger. Keep it arm, wear warm gloves when going into cold weather, and avoid injury. At a young age it should correct itself. ...Read more

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What to do if I poked my finger with a rusty safety pin. Will I get tetanus?

What to do if I poked my finger with a rusty safety pin. Will I get tetanus?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. Even if low risk it serves as a reminder to update your protection. If > 10 yrs get the shot. ...Read more

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How much cocaine do you have to touch with your fingers to get in your system?

How much cocaine do you have to touch with your fingers to get in your system?

No coke absorbed: No Cocaine is absorbed through the skin unless the skin is broken and you feel a sense of numbness at the spot of absorption. ...Read more

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Is it true that ppl get a shorter fingers and shorter necks when they gain weight?

Is it true that ppl get a shorter fingers and shorter necks when they gain weight?

No: If the neck or fingers become more plump - it may give the illusion that they are shorter - but they don't become any shorter. ...Read more

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My son has diabetes, how long does it take for him to get used to the finger sticks?

My son has diabetes, how long does it take for him to get used to the finger sticks?

Not long: Unfortunately there are a lot of finger sticks that have to happen, especially with a new diagnosis. Most kids get used to this very quickly. You can help them by talking about the importance of monitoring their blood glucose and keeping them involved in the process. This is a good opportunity to help teach and reinforce responsibility. ...Read more

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Help please. When I get nervous about something, how come the tips of my fingers tingle?

Help please. When I get nervous about something, how come the tips of my fingers tingle?

You may be: Hyperventilating without being aware of it. This can lead to fingertip tingling. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. ...Read more

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I also have trigger fingers that are really painful and get stuck medication is not working?

I also have trigger fingers that are really painful and get stuck medication is not working?

Trigger finger: If caught within 2 months if the onset of symptoms there is a good chance a cortisone injection can relieve symptoms. Surgical treatment is available. I would consult with a local hand surgeon to discuss these options. ...Read more

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I fell off a bike 3 days ago and my fingers are still very sensitive. Should I go get them x-ray?

I fell off a bike 3 days ago and my fingers are still very sensitive. Should I go get them x-ray?

Maybe: Your doc will first check to see if there is swelling or bruising. If those are absent and you can fully flex and extend them, it is unlikely there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my fiancee' got stitches in his finger today. Is he able to get them wet?

Should I be concerned if my fiancee' got stitches in his finger today. Is he able to get them wet?

Additional concerns: If he sustained a big and dirty wound and had just being stitched, he may need additional support including systemic antibiotics and tetanus shot. It is advised that he should not get wet where she had stitched and should use rubber globes. ...Read more