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Doctor insights on: 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

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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 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?

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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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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Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?

Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?

Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I just had sex w/ a man who has molluscum contagiosum. Is there anything I can do now, to prevent the bumps growing? Is the virus congestive right now?

May be immune: Molluscum contagiosum are caused by the molluscipox virus. Many people are exposed in childhood via swimming in pools or from other children. In many cases, the virus clears on it's own and the person develops an immunity to the virus which can last decades. If you do not develop any lesions in the next few months, then you may be immune. If you develop lesions, they can be treated with freezing. ...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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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?

May be: Do tend to pop up in crops although haven't been able to see the rash/warts. A consultation either back with GP or if waikato area virtual afterhours may help here. Here is some general information from NZ dermatologists:
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/molluscum-contagiosum/ ...Read more

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Why do I have reoccuring molluscum contagiosum? Male age 28, about five years ago I had an outbreak of molluscum contagiosum in the genital area which was diagnosed by nurse practitioner (but not by any scraping/microscope). The lesions appear like textb

It: It is unlikely that you are getting recurrent molluscum contagiosum. Most people don't keep getting recurrent cases year after year. Other possibilities would include recurrent folliculitis (kind of like ingrown hair bumps), recurrent herpes (less likely since these would probably, or recurrent warts. I would recommend an evaluation so you can get an accurate diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My fiancé was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum about 4 years ago & I used to be paranoid since I know it spreads. I've had this indented molluscum looking bump by my eyebrow for about a year (it's flesh colored so I haven't been too worried about

My fiancé was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum about 4 years ago & I used to be paranoid since I know it spreads. I've had this indented molluscum looking bump by my eyebrow for about a year (it's flesh colored so I haven't been too worried about

Easy does it: Look. Molluscum is trivial. If your fiance hasn't figured out how to remove these little lesions with dry ice or other simple measures, please learn and then teach him. I am very glad you have each other. Show the lesion to your physician -- I want to be sure it's not a pearly-border basal cell carcinoma. But for heaven's sake be glad that you've found love and forget this stupid virus. ...Read more

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My little sister has molluscum contagiosum. She's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son. Can he get it from her?

My little sister has molluscum contagiosum. She's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son. Can he get it from her?

Yes and no: If they were wrestling around on the floor there would likely be enough direct contact to spread the virus (cousin to a wart) or if she is scratching it a lot and then grabbing his skin, maybe. This is not easily transmitted without close contact. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my little sister in law has molluscum contagiosum she's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son?

What do you suggest if my little sister in law has molluscum contagiosum she's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son?

Hard to pass: If they wallow on the ground together like Greek wrestlers, their skin to skin contact (near sores) could pass it. If their play does not involve this level of contact, it is not likely to transfer. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know does molluscum contagiosum lives in the body for the rest of your life.

No: Once the skin lesions heal, the virus is gone. See this site for more info.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/molluscum/faq/everyone. Htm#howlongstay ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tested for molluscum contagiosum before the lesions appear? Was sexually exposed to someone with it amonth ago. Want to know soon.

Not reliably: Unfortunately there is no test that will 100% assure you. The virus causing molluscum, while contagious, is not highly so. Being exposed does NOT, in any way, mean you will contract the virus. Although possible, it is less likely than it is liekey. Additionally, while cosmetically and emotionally upsetting, these are not particularly dangerous. ...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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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 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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Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths. Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation). ...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?

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

Topicals + Time: Common topical anti-wart treatments that contain salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin) may offer some relief, particularly for the most affected areas. Avoid applying to the face.

Time will tell. With or without treatment, most cases of molluscum gradually disappear over a few days to weeks. ...Read more

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My son has a severe molluscum contagiosum. What are possible treatments?

My son has a severe molluscum contagiosum. What are possible treatments?

Consult/Treatment: After consulting with a physician, molluscum contagiosum may be treated according to his underlying immunologic state. With a normal immune system, the lesions may resolve without treatment. Lesions may be removed surgically by freezing, electrosurgery, or via curette. Medications may be recommended and may be applied by the doctor or at home by the patient. ...Read more

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My skin is itchy and I'm afraid it's molluscum contagiosum. How to know for sure?

Go to doctor: Only a health care provider can diagnose molluscum infection. If you have molluscum, you will see small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps or growths with a pit or dimple in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm. The growths are usually painless but may become itchy, sore and red and/or swollen. They may occur anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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My daughter has been diagnosed with molluscum Contagiosum. Is there a med or cream that can be prescribed?

Several: If she is in no distress she needs only to wait for them to go away. Could be weeks or months. If you prefer treatment, see a dermatologist. Usually treatments are easy as long as the child is relaxed and cooperative. It is OK if she picks or squeezes them as this helps get rid of them. After they are gone there will be no scars and lifelong immunity. ...Read more

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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