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Hi dr. I have molluscum contagiosum on penis, any topical cream to treat it? Can't I have sex untill they go away?? Will they affect my sexual health?

Hi dr. I have molluscum contagiosum on penis, any topical cream to treat it? Can't I have sex untill they go away?? Will they affect my sexual health?

Here are some...: Do you still have the lesions of molluscum contagiosum (MC)? How were you diagnosed to have MC? By clinical history and inspection by experienced professional or by biopsy? Since there has been no definite topical agent proven to effectively rid its lesions, the safest means of care is time & patience for 2-12 months for complete spontaneous resolution. During such period, avoiding sex is advised, ...Read more

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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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I have been diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum (through biopsy)on penis? How serious is this? I have 7-8 tiny bumps, what's the cure? Can I masturbate?

I have been diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum (through biopsy)on penis? How serious is this? I have 7-8 tiny bumps, what's the cure? Can I masturbate?

Self heals: Molluscum is triggered by a virus relative of the common wart virus. It will generally self heal over a 6m to 1 yr period. You likely got some virus on your fingers and transferred it to your penis. It can spread with trauma. Some are using mild steroid cream to speed cure but results are inconsistent. Application of wart destroying chemicals is painful and leaves scars. Most leave it alone. ...Read more

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I think my fiance has molluscum contagiosum on the shaft of his penis, is there anything we can do like home remedies for this? How did he get this?

I think my fiance has molluscum contagiosum on the shaft of his penis, is there anything we can do like home remedies for this? How did he get this?

Leave them along...: Most patients with this are symptom-free and requires no treatment although freezing, curetting, etc. Can be done. It's caused by poxvirus and sexually contagious so refraining from intimate contact during its active stage with obvious lesion.

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Best wish. .. Always. ...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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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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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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Molluscum Contagiosum on face, how is it treated? Thnx

Molluscum Contagiosum on face, how is it treated? Thnx

VIRUS DERMATITIS: Just press the lesion to take out the content inside. The skin lesions will dry up and heal. ...Read more

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I've had molluscum contagiosum since february, will it go away on its own? Or should I go to the doctor?

Molluscum: The lesions associated with the molluscum can eventually go away on their own but your physician can also treat you for the condition. ...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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I just found out I have molluscum contagiosum. Can my partner get it from me thru sex? Is tea tree good for

M. contagiosum: Molluscum contagiosum is spread by direct skin to skin contact, including sexual. Scratching or touching a lesion can spread it also. It can be spread via fomites on bath sponges or towels, or through skin contact during participation in contact sports -- swimming pool transmission has happened too. Http://tinyurl. Com/l6c5sks tea tree oil, while antiseptic, is unlikely to help this condition. ...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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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, 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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Hi, I would like to know is molluscum contagiosum curable.

Hi, I would like to know is molluscum contagiosum curable.

Molluscum Contageosu: The skin develops small lumps which are pearly-white or slightly pink. Each lump (molluscum) looks like a small swelling on the skin and is round, firm, and about 1-5 mm across. A tiny dimple often develops on the top of each molluscum. The mollusca will usually go away without treatment within 12-18 months. Http://patient. Info/health/molluscum-contagiosum-leaflet ...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