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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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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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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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Is there a cure for 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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Can I use mupirocin on molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: You can but it will not do anything, these need to be removed by a dermatologist, no way around it. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of molluscum contagiosum at home?

Molluscum : This is caused by a pox virus. It is contagious from person to person by direct contact, sharing towels, sharing bathwater, or even from swimming in the same pool. The condition is self-limited and goes away without treatment, although it can take many months. One can pick the bumps off, by stretching the skin tight between two fingers first, and removing the little ball inside. ...Read more

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Does podophyllin always work for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: No it does not!please return to the physician who put Podophyllin and look for complete regressiom. ...Read more

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Does coconut oil really help to treat molluscum contagiosum?

Skin lesions: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a dna pox virus for which we do not have specific therapy. Often these lesions will regress spontaneously with time, and if you apply coconut oil and they go away the temporal relationships will convince you that it was effective. There is no evidence to support this, but it cannot hurt much. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a child's molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: When it comes to treatment for molluscum contagiosum, you have a choice. Traditional treatments have resulted in pain and scarring, but molluscumrx offers a molluscum treatment over the counter, providing you with an all-natural, pain-free treatment for mcv. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more


Dr. Byron Hapner
108 doctors shared insights

Aldara (Definition)

Aldara is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more