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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Overview)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin.


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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

Dr. Vlada Groysman
163 doctors shared insights

Molluscum Contagiosum (Overview)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin.


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Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

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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Is Molluscum Contagiosum sign of hiv? Never got Molluscum Contagiosum in my life HIV test negative 178 days

Is  Molluscum Contagiosum sign of hiv? Never got Molluscum Contagiosum in my life HIV test negative 178 days

No.: It is a common skin virus that can affect both HIV nad no-HIV positive patients, but it doesn't indicate the presence of HIV positivity ...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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Was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum, need advice?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get the lesions treated so they won't spread. ...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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If I have 1 molluscum contagiosum bump on the head of my penis which i got from using a public washroom when i was 14... Does that mean I have a std?

If I have 1 molluscum contagiosum bump on the head of my penis which i got from using a public washroom when i was 14... Does that mean I have a std?

Let's ask...: It would be surprising for a lone molluscum "dimple wart" to stay around for four years unchanged, and it's difficult to get this in a public washroom. Are you quite sure you do not have a single pearly papule on the corona of your penis? Let me suggest you show a few other physicians. Molluscum is not considered a std; a pearly papule can be lasered off. ...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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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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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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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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How can I get rid of molluscum contagiosum or water warts?

Molluscum: 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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My flatmate has condyloma and molluscum contagiosum. Is my risk of catching these diseases high & what should I do to minimize the risk?

My flatmate has condyloma and molluscum contagiosum. Is my risk of catching these diseases high & what should I do to minimize the risk?

If you are not: Intimate with the person, you will not get genital warts. It is also difficult to transmit molluscum unless there is prolonged skin to skin contact. I think your fine. Good luck, have a nice day. ...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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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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How do you get molluscum contagiosum?

Skin to skin: Molluscum contagiosum is a virus and you get it from skin to skin contact. Usually, young children spread it among themselves. ...Read more

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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.
Get HPV vaccine ...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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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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Can molluscum contagiosum come and go every month?

Molluscum: Molluscum does not come and go every month. ...Read more

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How long can molluscum contagiosum stay in my system?

How long can molluscum contagiosum stay in my system?

When the disease : The virus is gone.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. ...Read more

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Can you get reoccurring episodes of molluscum contagiosum?

Yes.: Molluscum is a virus and you can get it over and over again. It is highly contagious; hence the name, molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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What is the most common way children get molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: The virus that causes molluscum is spread from person to person by touching the affected skin. The virus may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it, such as a towel, clothing, or toys. Once someone has the virus, the bumps can spread to other parts of their body by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body. ...Read more

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Was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum, need advice?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get the lesions treated so they won't spread. ...Read more

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Once you're cured of molluscum contagiosum can you get it again?

Yes: Recovery from one infection with molluscum does not prevent future infections with molluscum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: molluscum contagiosum?

What is the definition or description of: molluscum contagiosum?

Pediatric Viral Inf: 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 away on their own. ...Read more

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Hi,I wanted to know can Molluscum Contagiosum be cured permanent.

Yes, but: Molluscum contagiosum is a virus. It can go away on its own, but this can take up to 4 years. However, you can get it again if your skin comes in contact with someone else's molluscum contagiosum bump. If you have it, keep it covered by a dressing or clothes so others don't catch it from you! Here's a great page: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/molluscum/faq/everyone.htm ...Read more