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What is treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscumrx is otc and very effective. A doctor will use canthacur which causes blisters or liquid nitrogen which is painful. ...Read more

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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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Best treatment for my 11 month old with molluscum?

Molluscum: Tretinoin or retin a (tretinoin) may be tried under the direction of a dermatologist . The peeling effect and mild inflammation that results from its use is a non invasive treatment option. ...Read more

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What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

Viral infection: Molluscum contagiosum a viral skin infection produces benign raised lesions, usually painless bumps, on the upper layers of skin. They disappear on their own and rarely leave scars. The bumps can last from two months up to four yrs medication and surgery is available, but treatment is often not necessary. The virus can be more difficult to treat if you have a weakened immune system. ...Read more

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My 12month baby has molluscum contagious since he has 2 months it hasn't disapear he even got a new one a few weeks ago, best treatment for a baby?

Molluscum contagious: This pox viral infection is benign and will usually resolve within about 4 months, but duration may depend upon the immune status of the patient. There is no antiviral therapy effective against this, but if lesions are unsightly there are several mechanical means of removing these bumps. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention, what is the fastest REAL home treatment?

I'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention,  what is the fastest REAL home treatment?

Molluscum : Molluscum contagiousum is a virus, and similar to a wart. It resolves on it's own, without treatment, between 6m and 2yrs. Treatment can leave scars, and is generally not recommended. However, when there are many of them on the face, it can be distressing. In this case, see a dermatologist. Also, it is contagious. Be careful with bathing, as well as clothing ,towels and bedding. ...Read more

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Molluscum treatment: is there a "best" way to get rid of them without scarring?

Molluscum treatment:  is there a "best" way to get rid of them without scarring?

Molloscum: Most literature says they'll go away on their own if you leave them alone. I've had the best luck using a non-fda approved topical from canada called cantharone-http://dormer.Com/francais/html/wart_removers.Html it contains an extract from the blister beetle and when applied it causes a blister to form that heals with little to no scarring. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum and the treatment of it?

MolluscumContagiosum: Is a common skin disease caused by a virus that easily spreads from person to person by skin contact, sharing towels and clothing, touching infected surfaces. It appears as pink or flesh-colored bumps anywhere on the skin. Cover lesions to avoid spread. Seek evaluation and treatment by physician. May resolve spontaneously in 6-12 months. ...Read more

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What treatment have you used for mulluscum spots? Why are they called molluscum anyway?

What treatment have you used for mulluscum spots?  Why are they called molluscum anyway?

Molluscum Rx: Molluscum is a soft wart that has a depressed center; it is caused by a virus. The leading treatment is freezing (you could try otc dr. Scholl's freeze away; Retin-A has also been used. Usually they will go away in 9-18 months. The word comes from the latin word meaning either fungus or something soft, e.g., a soft wart. See wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/molluscum_contagiosum. ...Read more

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What the treatment of molluscum virus&how to prevent its recurrunce?Thx

Ask dermatolgist: There is no otc medicine, oral or topical, for this virus. Dermatologist has a way to deal with it. It's contagious. You get it from close contact with someone who had skin lesions. You should know what to do. It would recur only when re-expose it. ...Read more