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What is the most common way children get molluscum contagiosum?

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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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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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Hi, is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hi, is molluscum contagiosum link to aids.

Hpv: Certain strains of the HPV virus 58, 70 and 31 have shown that women infected with these strains are at a higher risk of developing HIV, this is from a study done by UCSF OB/ GYN dept using 2000 women aged 27 from Zimbabwae over a period of 2 years. ...Read more

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Can a teenager also get molluscum contagiosum?

Yes: While the virus occurs frequently in younger children, even an adult can get the virus and warts ...Read more

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