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What is the best home remedy to get rid of molluscum contagiousum?

What is the best home remedy to get rid of molluscum contagiousum?

VACCININUM: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that manifests as small papules with punctated centers, often seen on trunk and extremities, and is usually contracted from another person. Children in daycare are particularly at risk, although it can be sexually-transmitted, too. It may last anywhere from 2 months to 2 years. Use vaccinum, a homeopathic preparation, as directed until improved. ...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'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention, what is the fastest REAL home treatment?

I'm a scared teen with bad molluscum contagiosum. Getting worse everyday, and can't seek medical attention,  what is the fastest REAL home treatment?

Molluscum : Molluscum contagiousum is a virus, and similar to a wart. It resolves on it's own, without treatment, between 6m and 2yrs. Treatment can leave scars, and is generally not recommended. However, when there are many of them on the face, it can be distressing. In this case, see a dermatologist. Also, it is contagious. Be careful with bathing, as well as clothing ,towels and bedding. ...Read more

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Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Effective home treatment for "molluscum contagiosum" around the eye?

Molluscum treatment: Molluscum is a viral infection that is moderately contagious. When found around the eye, there may be chronic conjunctivitis in the adjacent eye. There is no really good home treatment, though it will resolve with time. There is anecdotal evidence that some of the chemicals used in pools may take out the virus. So go swimming! the lesions can be excised or treated with cryo depending on location. ...Read more

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What is treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscumrx is otc and very effective. A doctor will use canthacur which causes blisters or liquid nitrogen which is painful. ...Read more

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What the treatment of molluscum virus&how to prevent its recurrunce?Thx

What the treatment of molluscum virus&how to prevent its recurrunce?Thx

Ask dermatolgist: There is no otc medicine, oral or topical, for this virus. Dermatologist has a way to deal with it. It's contagious. You get it from close contact with someone who had skin lesions. You should know what to do. It would recur only when re-expose it. ...Read more

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Best treatment for my 11 month old with molluscum?

Molluscum: Tretinoin or retin a (tretinoin) may be tried under the direction of a dermatologist . The peeling effect and mild inflammation that results from its use is a non invasive treatment option. ...Read more

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What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

What is an effective OTC treatment for molluscum contaigum for a 5 year old?

Viral infection: Molluscum contagiosum a viral skin infection produces benign raised lesions, usually painless bumps, on the upper layers of skin. They disappear on their own and rarely leave scars. The bumps can last from two months up to four yrs medication and surgery is available, but treatment is often not necessary. The virus can be more difficult to treat if you have a weakened immune system. ...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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What treatment have you used for mulluscum spots? Why are they called molluscum anyway?

Molluscum Rx: Molluscum is a soft wart that has a depressed center; it is caused by a virus. The leading treatment is freezing (you could try otc dr. Scholl's freeze away; Retin-A has also been used. Usually they will go away in 9-18 months. The word comes from the latin word meaning either fungus or something soft, e.g., a soft wart. See wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/molluscum_contagiosum. ...Read more