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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
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
Yes: Recovery from one infection with molluscum does not prevent future infections with molluscum. ...Read more
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
2 years ago I had molluscum contiguous . My doctor told me I was cured but my vaginal is lumpy ..has swollen ... and is red what could be wrong?
Not MC; maybe warts?: It is very unlikely that molluscum contagiosum would reappear after a couple of years. That problem is gone and is not likely to ever come back. And MC wouldn't normally cause a "lumpy" vagina. If the "lumps" are fairly small, maybe genital warts. Stop guessing or trying to figure it out online or in forums like this. see your doctor for professional evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
What is molluscum contagiosium and its treatment for children. Does it cure by self does it grow because of weak immune system?
A viral infection of: The skin spread by skin-to-skin contact, contact with towels, toys or clothing on which the virus resides or by sexual transmission. It can go away by itself in 6-12 months or longer, so it's best to seek treatment. It spreads by hands that touch or scratch lesions, so cover lesions with clothing or a bandage during periods of contact with others, then leave it open at night ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a molluscum contagiosum wart on pinky finger i go to the gym daily & read you can get from gym equipment is this an STD and can it be cured?
Dimple warts: These are little lesions in which a poxvirus proliferates. They itch, eventually a cheese-like white mass comes out that's made almost entirely of viruses, and the infection can be spread on the fingers. There are a variety of ways of treating them. They should not be considered evidence of abuse or poor hygiene. They are annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep the skin moist: The easiest way to spread molluscum is by scratching at dry skin- this typically unroofs the virus and then the child "auto-inoculates" another place on the skin. I generally recommend keeping the skin moist by using a good moisturizing lotion/cream at least twice a day. If the spots are becoming unsightly, call your doctor about possibly having them treated though they often go away on their own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Molluscum contagious: Astringent chemicals on surface of molluscum lesions to destroy successive layers of the skin include potassium hydrochloride, and cantharidin. Two clinical trials treating molluscum in children with a combination of of essential oil of melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) and organically bound iodine has shown effectiveness as has salicylalates used to treat warts. ...Read more