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Is molluscum contagious after the lesions are gone? Can you have a reoccurrence months after? Ibsen told both contagious and not contagious after gone
It shouldn't be.: Molluscum is self-limiting, that is it usually disappears by itself depending on the strength or weakness of your immune system. Often, i see women whose lesions reappear in new locations and this is most likely from reinfection from the same partner. Men's lesions are usually more hidden and harder to notice than in women. If you suspect your partner is reinfecting you send him to a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
They are viral.: Molluscum contagiosum are viral infections of the skin, which ocdcur mainly in children. They are contagious and spread from child to child, by playing, touching, and sharing towels and clothing. They are treated by many doctors with creams, like retinoic acid or imiquimod, and can also be treated, if done carefully by certain wart medicines. They frequently go away in time by themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could molluscum contagious make it easier to transmit herpes? My bf transmit mc but i don't have lesion down there? I am hsv2+ he is not!
Shedding of Virus: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. Molluscum has nothing to do with viral shedding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8 year old daughter has molluscum contagous, and won't stop scratching it, it keeps spreading and looks red an infected what can I do?
See Dermatologist: There are many treatments for the pesky viral induced sking conditon. If left alone, they will often disappear (just like warts). Otherwise they can be expressed like a black head, frozen, burned or chemically treated. Perhaps they can even be injected. If the child is continiuing to scratch and irritate the lesions, they may spread and get infected. Appears it is time to treat and rid them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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