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Doctor insights on: Molluscum Contagiosum Virus

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more