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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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Week 3 of my unfortunate molluscum infection. It's really itchy today, and it hasn't been spreading lately. Does itching mean that it's healing?

Week 3 of my unfortunate molluscum infection. It's really itchy today, and it hasn't been spreading lately. Does itching mean that it's healing?

Were you treated?: Any licensed physician can treat molluscum. Canthardin? Cimetadine? Imiquimod? Tretinoin? Any of several others? This is a long time for treated molluscum to be hangnig on. ...Read more

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My skin is itchy and i'm afraid it's molluscum contagiosum.How to know for sure?

Go to doctor: Only a health care provider can diagnose molluscum infection. If you have molluscum, you will see small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps or growths with a pit or dimple in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm. The growths are usually painless but may become itchy, sore and red and/or swollen. They may occur anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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My molluscum bump started oozing in the shower. I put alcohol and a bandaid on it. Now I have itchy red spots near it. Did it spread?

My molluscum bump started oozing in the shower. I put alcohol and a bandaid on it. Now I have itchy red spots near it. Did it spread?

Possible: People with this skin disease can cause the bumps to spread to different parts of their body. This is called autoinoculation. Such spread can occur by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body ...Read more

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I have a bump on my buttock/upper thigh, cauliflower started as itchy now it is irritated, tight. this is unlike my HSV I and II or molluscum?

I have a bump on my buttock/upper thigh, cauliflower started as itchy now it is irritated, tight. this is unlike my HSV I and II or molluscum?

Need exam : Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Painful bumps are concerning for a possible herpes infection. Schedule a visit or use Healthtap Prime to see a doctor right now ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with molluscum a month ago with a few sores on thighs, pelvic, & labia. Now have a red rash with tiny bumps on labia very itchy! ideas?

I was diagnosed with molluscum a month ago with a few sores on thighs, pelvic, & labia. Now have a red rash with tiny bumps on labia very itchy! ideas?

Dermatitis: Really tough to diagnose rashes without an exam, so other than some type of dermatitis which could include a type of candidal yeast infection, you need an exam to truly diagnose the condition. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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How to treat molluscum?

Actually: MCV (molluscum contagiosum virus) ia a poxvirus are hard to treat, as they tend to recur. Some docs will "freeze" with cryotherapy. Make sure you see someone who has experience treating skin lesions. ...Read more