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Is it possible to get molluscum contagious a second time after I completely heal from molluscum the first time?

Is it possible to get molluscum contagious a second time after I completely heal from molluscum the first time?

Depends on timing: It can take several weeks or even a few months for new molluscum contagiosum lesions to stop appearing. However, once they clear up and are gone 2-3 months, you will be immune to new infections. ...Read more

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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Is molluscum contagious after the lesions are gone? Can you have a reoccurrence months after? Ibsen told both contagious and not contagious after gone

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 more

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Are there any vitamin regimen recommended for molluscum contagious?

Are there any vitamin regimen recommended for molluscum contagious?

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 more

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Why is it that some people do not get molluscum contagiousum after direct physical contact with a molluscum contagious bump?

Probably immune: Molluscum contagiosum is primarily a childhood infection, usually transmitted among toddlers through saliva. Adults who catch it, often sexually, are people who were not infected as kids. The majority of teens and adults had it as children and are immune to new infection. ...Read more

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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

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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!

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 more

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Are the scars that molluscum contagious leaves behind after the bumps heal able to infect other people?

Are the scars that molluscum contagious leaves behind after the bumps heal able to infect other people?

Probably not, but...: ...you still should wait a few weeks before potentially exposing others, e.g. resuming sex with someone not previously exposed or infected with the molluscum contagiosum virus. The scars themselves probably don't still have virus, but the general skin area might. After 3-4 weeks with no appearance of new MC bumps, you can safely assume you are non-infectious. ...Read more

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Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Is molluscum contagiosum contagious during the incubation period between the time a person contracts the virus and the time the first bump appears?

Uncertainty: It is not known for certain whether an individual can transmit the virus during their incubation time, which can be as long as six months. http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/molluscum-contagiosum/Incubation time can be as long as six months. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of molluscum? Is it contagious?!

Yes it is contagious: Yes it is contagious.You can see your doctor and it can be treated with cryotherapy or using heat called cautery or scraping called curettage. Or local application with aldara, (imiquimod) cantharone&podophyline locally. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more